Former Coach Sues Jackson State For Discrimination

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JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Former Jackson State Head Football Coach Harold Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the university, Dr. Glen Boyce, and former JSU President Carolyn Meyers. The lawsuit, filed yesterday, seeks damages for racial discrimination and a breach of his contract, alleging that JSU tried to pay him $65,000 as a “buyout” of his employment contract instead of the $300,000 still owed to him. The complaint states “sadly, the IHL has continued its discriminatory practices in the form of extending employment contracts to African-American Head Football Coaches with terms that are materially different than those extended to non-African American Football Head Coaches”. Jackson served as Head Football Coach during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. He was fired from JSU after the Tigers continued to lose multiple games and the university saw a decrease in game attendance.



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