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Bev Kearney Files Compaint Against UT
Former University of Texas track coach Bev Kearney has filed race and gender discrimination complaints against the school.
As students return from spring break the latest news is buzzing around campus about the former coach and the university.
UT student Kaitlyn Kalas said she thinks if Kearney was forced to resign after her inappropriate relationship with a student athlete that all similar cases should be treated the same.
After Kearney resigned UT revealed that assistant football coach Major Applwhite also had a consensual relationship with a student trainer during the 2008 bowl game trip. Applewhite was allowed to keep his job, however he was reprimanded in 2009 by athletic director DeLoss Dodds and his pay was frozen for a year.
In an interview earlier this year Kearney said she never denied that what she did was wrong.
"I feel like I have been a casualty within this whole process," Kearney said, "not because I was innocent but because all I've asked for is fair due process and equal treatment as opposed to how everyone under similar circumstances has had."
Austin May, a student at UT, said he thinks both coaches should get the same punishment. May said he thinks the school was protecting the football program.
"They are trying to protect their reputation," May said. "If you have so much money invested in something you are going to do as much as you can to avoid harming them."