Illinois Women’s B-Ball Players File Racial Suit Against School
Several former Illinois women’s basketball players are filing a suit against the school for racial discrimination and a breach of their civil rights by coordinating segregated practices and maintaining different disciplinary standards for black and white players. Head coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant are specifically named in the suit.
The players are seeking damages of $10 million from the school. Of the seven players filing suit, five are black and two are white.
The University of Illinois has experienced a flurry of suits and accusations from former players recently. A former soccer player has sued the school over her concussions, and a former football player is saying that he was pressured to play through injury and may sue.
The school has hired an independent law firm to investigate the allegations and release findings once their investigation is completed. Stay tuned.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]