Lawsuit: HS Basketball Coach Harassed Outed Player

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The family of a high school basketball player is suing several Ohio school district officials, claiming the athlete was subjected to harassment once he was outed as gay.

As reported by The Columbus Dispatch, the suit centers on the alleged actions of former Fairless High School athletic director Kevin Bille, whose contract as boys' basketball coach was not renewed in April. Allegedly the coach once told the player, whose identification is being withheld, that he had the potential to play college basketball. However, after the boy's sexual identity was made known during a Spanish class in the fall of 2017, the harassment began.

According to the lawsuit, assigned earlier this month to a U.S. District Court judge in Cleveland, Bille:

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