But former players suing them for discrimination, retaliation, and systemic racial hostility are firing back – accusing the coaches of dodging, delaying, and hiding behind attorneys to avoid producing court-compelled records and participating in the legal process.
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Hawkeye offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz — among several defendants facing accusations of racial discrimination in a lawsuit filed by former players — wants a judge to rule in his favor and essentially drop the case against him, calling the claims “meritless, unsupported, and contrary to law.”
More than a year after 13 former Hawkeye football players filed a lawsuit accusing some University of Iowa athletics staff of racially motivated discrimination and harassment, attorneys are accusing UI of “persistent and intentional subversion” and delay tactics and asking a judge to intervene.
A year and a half after the University of Iowa Athletics Department formed an alumni advisory committee in the wake of players alleging the football program fostered a culture of racism and bullying, head coach Kirk Ferentz on Tuesday abruptly dissolved the volunteer group following a contentious meeting.
Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta indicated volleyball coach Vicki Brown’s mid-season firing was for a lackluster win-loss record. A program review that preceded the decision involved human resources and faculty reps meeting with players and staff individually.