No surprise at this litigation:
Burns and her attorney, Ed Chapin, did not comment Monday and instead referred to the 34-page claim, which was obtained from CSU through an open records request. It characterizes the incident with Barrett as “an unintentional response from a coach in the middle of a basketball game” and as “a feeble attempt to cover up the real reason” for dismissing the winningest coach in program history.
“SDSU fired her,” the claim says, “in retaliation for her unwavering demands that SDSU put women’s basketball and men’s athletics on an equal footing … Coach Burns refused to remain silent in the face of the inequities she witnessed. She regularly complained regarding the department’s disparate treatment of the women’s basketball program.”
The Lynx celebrated their championship today in Minneapolis with a parade and rally.
Where, overseas, that team members are headed now.