Rutgers AD Julie Hermann linked to sexual discrimination suit at Louisville

Julie Hermann, recently hired Rutgers athletic director, has been connected with a sexual discrimination lawsuit when she was at Louisville. Hermann was hired less than two weeks ago by Rutgers University. According to a complaint, while at Louisville, Hermann allegedly fired a female assistant track and field coach in 2008 after she complained of discriminatory treatment from the head coach. This is the second allegation to surface since Hermann took the Rutgers position. Just after she was hired, several of her former volleyball players at Tennessee came forward to say Hermann was verbally abusive to players in the 1990s. Full article.

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