The Bubu Palo eligibility saga could be heading to the Iowa Supreme Court.
According to the Des Moines Register, The Iowa Attorney General’s office filed a motion Wednesday with the high court to stay a ruling by a district court last week that allowed Palo to re-join the ISU basketball team.
The motion said, “the district court ruling deprives the Board of Regents and Iowa State University of its legal authority to establish and enforce expectations of conduct for students,” according to the Register.
Palo was kicked off the team in May 2012 after he was charged with sexually abusing a woman.
Those charges were dropped and Palo was allowed to join re-join the Cyclones last season.
However, after the season he was removed from the team again after ISU officials ruled he had violated the school’s student conduct rules.
Last week a district judge ruled that wasn’t the case and Palo should immediately be reinstated to the team.
He is listed on the roster ahead of this Saturday’s game against Kansas State.