Former UCONN Coach Alleges Racial Discrimination in Firing

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December 18, 2018 - 8:42 pm

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie is alleging that his firing was racially motivated.

Ollie says in court documents filed Tuesday in federal court that he was treated differently from former coach Jim Calhoun, who wasn't fired despite incurring recruiting violations. Ollie says that the university has illegally tried to deter him from filing a racial discrimination complaint.

A university spokeswoman said Tuesday that the school fired Ollie because of NCAA violations.

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