Football Coach

An appeals court in Louisiana upheld the dismissal of a former college football coach’s racial discrimination claim against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s board and director of athletics, finding that he was fired because of his losing record and declining attendance at games. The plaintiff, Jerry Lee Baldwin, was the university’s first black head football coach.

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Football Coaching

A high school football coach’s conduct may have been “distasteful” and offensive but did not amount to sex-based discrimination, the Sixth Circuit ruled. The players claim the coach referred to them with the term “pussy,” portraying them as “‘feminine’ and thus seemingly less valuable teammates in the ‘masculine’ setting” of football.

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