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Ex-UL softball players want to intervene in Lotief’s lawsuit

Posted at 9:26 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 10:26:14-04

Five former University of Louisiana at Lafayette softball players are asking to join a 2018 lawsuit their former coach filed against the university and its representatives.

The Advocate is reporting Chelsea Lotief, Doni Sanders, Miranda Grotenhuis, Sarah Koeppen and Teryn Haley Pritchett in January filed a request in federal court to join the 2018 lawsuit filed by long-time Ragin’ Cajuns softball coach Michael Lotief. A judge has not ruled on the request, Lotief’s lead attorney, John McElligott Jr. of Lafayette, said Monday.

UL officials fired Lotief on Nov. 1, 2017, alleging complaints from students and staff about “violent, vulgar language and verbal and physical assault, creating a hostile learning and working environment.” Officially, the university said Lotief violated university system policies.

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