NCAA Contends It Is Not Liable for Athlete Abuse

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The NCAA has asked a judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by three former student-athletes who say they were sexually abused by their coach, arguing that the association has no legal duty to protect athletes from sexual harassment or abuse.

The lawsuit was brought by Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich and former Texas track athletes Jessica Johnson and Londa Bevins.

Aldrich told The Orange County Register that she wasn’t surprised by the NCAA’s argument.

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