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Ma'Lik Richmond released early

Updated: January 6, 2014, 12:07 PM ET
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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Former eastern Ohio high school football player Ma'Lik Richmond has been released from a juvenile detention center less than a year after his conviction for raping a 16-year-old girl following an alcohol-fueled party, a television station has reported.

WTOV-TV in Steubenville reported Sunday evening that Richmond had been released. His attorney, Walter Madison, issued a statement saying the youth is "braced for the balance of his life" and that he and his family are ...

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