Penn State Football is once again in the spotlight, and not for the team’s spectacular prospects or prior season performances. Head coach James Franklin and several named players are involved in a hazing lawsuit, filed earlier this month by a former Nittany Lion. Despite attempts to report the hazing to coach Franklin and staff, the former player claims he faced retaliation that affected his potential for success as a Penn State football player. Although this one player faced the retaliation, the underclassmen as a whole were allegedly subjected to the harassment on and off the football field. Continue reading
The woman who brought a lawsuit against Florida State’s quarterback is heading back to the courtroom. Citing a “hostile educational environment”, the plaintiff became famous for accusing the college’s athletic department for covering up rape allegations against Jameis Winston, the man under center for the Seminoles as they went undefeated in 2014. She cites Title IX, a civil rights law protecting the rights of all students under the Higher Education Amendment of 1972. The woman claims Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy Winner, sexually harassed her in 2012, but a case was never filed at the time. This latest lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Orlando.