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Swimmer calls UA swim coach needlessly cruel in lawsuit

Posted by | August 23, 2017 | Swimmers

Posted Aug 21, 2017, 8:10 pm B. Poole Courthouse News A former swim team member has sued the University of Arizona, claiming that after he was beaten by a teammate his coach berated, ridiculed and ostracized him until he was forced to give up his scholarship and leave the university. Nicholas Hogsed, 21, says he was in his second year of eligibility when an unidentified teammate assaulted him in August 2016. He says he was treated and released at a hospital for multiple injuries, and he reported the assault to the university and swimming coach Richard DeMont.“Instead of taking any action to address the hostility, Coach DeMont retaliated against him by repeatedly blaming, demeaning and belittling plaintiff for reporting the matter to the U of A dean of students,” Hogsed says in the Friday complaint in Pima County Court.  Read More…

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