Three New York University student athletes are suing the school after they were suspended for not wearing masks at an off-campus party before the start of the school year.
Elnaz “Elle” Pourasgari, Marc Santonocito and Ashley Storino claimed they were suspended from the university after photos surfaced of them maskless at an off-campus party, according to the New York Post. The university reportedly received the photos through an anonymous tip, the outlet reported.
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The students claimed they were following CDC guidelines by allowing people to have a “bubble” of acquaintances when the photos were taken on Aug. 14.
The students also reportedly tested negative before the school year began. (RELATED: NYU Suspends Over 20 Students For Defying COVID-19 Policies)
“NYU believes it has the right to control its students’ actions anywhere in the universe during the students’ break,” lawyer Karen Edler said during oral arguments in court, according to the NYPost.
“They don’t have any evidence … that the petitioners endangered anyone,” Edler reportedly added.
Edler claimed none of the