Florida A&M U. Moves to Fire Baseball Coach Over Sex-Harassment Allegations

The university notified the coach, Willie Brown, of its intent to fire him following accusations of sexual harassment by a walk-on infielder he cut from the baseball team. Mr. Brown was notified of that decision in a letter this week. Mr. Brown’s lawyer said he had sworn statements from some players who said they hadn’t witnessed any of the allegations against the coach. The lawyer said he would take the case to court if necessary.

In some cases, witnesses reported hearing comments but said they thought Brown was trying to be funny. Williams’ allegations are lengthy, but players were asked about eight of them. The questions ranged from whether they ever heard Brown using foul language to if they heard Brown tell Williams he would dress him in a bra and panties.

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