College Football

Lawyers: LSU fired official who sued

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Lawyers for an associate athletic director who filed a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit against Louisiana State University say she has been fired in retaliation and asked the court Wednesday to add that claim to her suit.

"On January 5, 2022, LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward terminated Sharon Lewis without cause in retaliation for her reporting Title IX violations against LSU Football players, Coaches and Athletic officials," they wrote in a proposed revision.

Sharon Lewis claimed in state and federal lawsuits filed in 2021 that she was denied pay raises and was verbally abused after reporting that former football coach Les Miles had sexually harassed female student workers and made racist remarks.

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