| || OKLAHOMA CITY -- A federal judge has dismissed the
University of Oklahoma from a federal lawsuit a former soccer
player filed against former coach Bettina Fletcher and two of her
Kathleen Peay of Richardson, Texas, alleged in her lawsuit that
she was physically, emotionally and sexually exploited during the
1997 and 1998 seasons.
Russell Mulinix of Oklahoma City, Peay's attorney, said he plans
to file an amended lawsuit against the university, Fletcher and
assistant coach Missy Durham. Former assistant coach Randall
Robison did not file a motion to dismiss.
U.S. District Judge David L. Russell dismissed the cases Tuesday
and said the plaintiffs had 10 days to refile the claims.
The alleged activities included an initiation ritual where team
members were forced to wear diapers and simulate sex acts.
Peay also alleges players were subjected to physical abuse,
including punching and grabbing of players by coaches, and that
alcohol abuse and misuse was encouraged by coaches.
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