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Prosecutors rebuff ex-U.Va. lax player's appeal

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm •  Published: February 15, 2013

Additionally, prosecutors said they did not need to disclose that Love's family planned a $30 million civil suit against Huguely.

Love's mother, Sharon Love, has filed two lawsuits seeking nearly $60 million. One is aimed at Huguely while the other claims U.Va. and athletic department officials and coaches ignored Huguely's drinking and violent behavior.

Huguely was arrested in Lexington in 2008 after a drunken confrontation with a police officer.

Love's death has had a lasting impact in Virginia and at the university. It's easier now for abuse victims in Virginia to get a restraining order and students must tell the university if they have ever been arrested. School officials and students also have tried to make the culture on campus one in which people look out for each other and aren't afraid to report relationship violence.