A former University of Oklahoma volleyball player is suing the school and her ex-coaches, alleging she was labeled a racist because of her politically conservative views.
Kylee McLaughlin, 22, a former Sooners standout, claims she was frozen out of the team last summer because her beliefs didn’t mesh with those of her coaches and teammates, The Oklahoman reported.
She claims she was forced to being a redshirt in the 2020-21 season and decided to transfer to the University of Mississippi for the final year of her athletic eligibility, according to the news outlet.
McLaughlin has filed a lawsuit against OU, coach Lindsey Gray-Walton and assistant coach Kyle Walton for a minimum of $75,000 for each of five complaints, including a violation of her First Amendment rights.
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The school and Gray-Walton, who is married to Walton, did not return the paper’s request for comment.
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