Man convicted of rape wants to play football in college

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Steubenville High School football player found delinquent in the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl wants to play at the community college level.

A statement from Hocking College spokeswoman Michelle O'Brien confirmed that Trent Mays will be attending the school for the fall 2015 semester and will be on the football team, which is just starting up.

The now 20-year-old Mays will not be permitted to live in campus housing due to his past crime. Mays was released in January after serving a two-year sentence in an Ohio Department of Youth Services facility.

Hocking College President Dr. Betty Young says everyone deserves a second chance, although second chances don't excuse prior behavior.

Young says Mays has successfully completed everything that the juvenile justice system required of him.