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Former JSU football coach claims racial discrimination

Former Jackson State University Head Football Coach Harold Jackson is suing former school president Carolyn Myers, and Dr. Glen Boyce of the Institute of Higher Learning, claiming racial discrimination.

In the lawsuit filed Thursday, the former coach claimed that “the IHL has continued its discriminatory practices in the form of extending employment contracts to African American Head Football Coaches with terms that are materially different than those extended to non-African American Football Head Coaches.”

To back up his argument, Jackson cites the employment agreements of several Mississippi college football coaches including Dan Mullen (MSU) and Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss).

Jackson claims that JSU tried to offer him $65,000 as a “buyout” instead of the $300,000 that was in his contract.

The former coach was fired in the middle of the 2015 season. His overall record at JSU was 6-11.

 

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