Wisconsin Female Football Player, Mother File Discrimination Lawsuit

August 13, 2008

A former football player at Evansville High School in Wisconsin and her mother have filed a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination by coaches and staff.

Ivyanne Elborough alleges she broke her clavicle as a freshman member of the football team because she was told to practice without safety equipment, even though the rest of the team was wearing gear during blocking drills.

The lawsuit is filed in federal court in Madison, Wis. It asks for compensation for pain, suffering, mental and emotional distress and expenses, but doesn’t specify an amount.

Evansville School District Administrator Heidi Carvin said school officials don’t believe the claims are true.

Source: Wisconsin State Journal.

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