CMU Asks $174K From Ex-Player In Bias Case 6-03-2010 - WNEM TV 5

CMU Asks $174K From Ex-Player In Bias Case 6-03-2010

Central Michigan University is taking action of its own against a player who lost a suit against the school.
CMU Life reported the university is seeking sanctions, including $174,000, from Brook Heike and her attorney, Cindy Rhodes Victor.
Heike claimed she lost a basketball scholarship because she was white and heterosexual.
A U.S. district court judge dismissed the suit in May.
A CMU representative called Heike’s case a “frivolous lawsuit” and said the school would seek monetary compensation for CMU’s attorneys.
A judge ruled in favor of Central Michigan and its women's basketball coach in a lawsuit by a former player who claims she lost her scholarship because of discrimination.
The judge ruled that Heike didn't show enough evidence to keep the case alive. A federal judge in Bay City dismissed it without a trial
Heike, a prep star at Romeo High School, lost her scholarship after the 2007-08 season.
CMU said it was because of her attitude and an unwillingness to work hard. Heike said she was told she wore too much makeup and wasn't coach Sue Guevara's "type."
To Heike, that meant she wasn't a lesbian. The school denied any discrimination.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington ruled in September 2009 that CMU, coach Sue Guevara and other officials have immunity and can't be sued in their official capacity.
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