Ex-Virginia Tech Soccer Player Allegedly Benched for Not Kneeling for BLM Gets $100K Settlement

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  • Source: Breitbart
  • 01/09/2023

A former Virginia Tech women’s soccer team member who alleged that her coach benched her because she would not bow down and take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter has won a $100,000 settlement.

Kiersten Hening has agreed to take the settlement to bow out of her lawsuit against the school and coach Charles “Chugger” Adair, whom she sued on First Amendment grounds, according to Fox News.

The former student’s attorney, Cameron Norris, noted that the settlement does not include any admission of wrongdoing by the coach or school.

Early in Dec., U.S. District Judge Thomas T. Cullen gave former Hokies midfielder the OK to sue the school and coach after Hening said the coach benched her for refusing to join in with the team’s kneeling in 2020 as a “unity statement” in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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