Soccer player loses scholarship because she flipped the bird, sues her public university - The College Fix:
"No punishment for male athletes with worse behavior
Giving the middle finger after winning a soccer game was all it took for Noriana Radwan to lose her full athletic scholarship at the University of Connecticut.
Now she is suing the university for violating Title IX by punishing her more severely than a male athlete would have been.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Connecticut, Radwan also accused UConn officials of violating her First Amendment rights and constitutional rights to equal protection and procedural due process.
Now a player at Hofstra University on a partial athletic scholarship, she implies that defendant Leonard Tsantiris, her old coach, wanted to free up her scholarship money for a player he was trying to recruit.
What is ‘serious misconduct’?
In the celebration that followed Radwan’s Huskies beating the University of South Florida in penalty kicks to win the American Athletic Conference championship in November 2014, she flipped off the ESPNU television camera that was broadcasting the live game.
The lawsuit claims Tsantiris initially told Radwan she would only be temporarily suspended from the team, because she had simply made a “silly mistake.”