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US judge dismisses suit by cut UVM hockey player

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former University of Vermont hockey player who alleged he was wrongly cut from the team without being told of his right to appeal the decision.

Justin Milo alleged that being cut in 2010 harmed his reputation and career prospects.

But U.S. District Court Judge William Sessions ruled this week that Milo didn't supply facts to support a finding of bad faith or wrongdoing.

Milo was UVM's leading point scorer when he was cut by coach Kevin Sneddon for allegedly demonstrating a disregard for team values.

The Burlington Free Press reports Milo said Sneddon defamed him by implication in media interviews by praising the team's character and positive attitude after his departure.

He had sought more than $75,000 in damages.

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