There’s some drama brewing down in Austin. USA Today is reporting that the former women’s track coach at the University of Texas Bev Kearney, has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the university for race and gender discrimination.
From USA Today:
Kearney attorney Derek Howard said the complaint was filed Thursday in Austin-based Travis County District Court. It seeks $1 million in damages.
Kearney, who is black, resigned Jan. 5, as Texas prepared to fire her for what it said was an inappropriate relationship with an athlete in 2002.
Texas later revealed that assistant football coach Major Applewhite, who is white, was allowed to keep his job after having an inappropriate relationship with a student trainer in 2008.
Kearney’s suit also alleges that a university administrator had a relationship with a subordinate, but doesn’t name the person.
It seems like coaches at Texas enjoy having relationships with students and Kearney is ready to blow the whistle on everybody. This could get ugly.