Ex-Cajun players make civil rights claims against University of Louisiana at Lafayette


LAFAYETTE, La.- This week, nine former UL softball players filed complaints to the Office for Civil Rights against the university following the termination of former head softball coach Michael Lotief in November, 2017.

The complaints were individually made in documents acquired by the Daily Advertiser on Wednesday.

All nine players alleged Title IX violations against the university, including “denied access to medical treatment, an athletic trainer, water and/or Gatorade at practices; neglect in basic field maintenance and softball assistant coaches not being paid for months,” as reported by The Advertiser.

Additional claims by five students include that university administrators groped and kissed the athletes. The claims name UL President Joseph Savoie and UL Director of Athletic Bryan Maggard.

Read The Advertiser’s full report here.

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