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Jury Awards $1M To Fired Los Angeles City College Coach

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles City College coach has been awarded more than $1 million in a lawsuit that claimed he was fired for reporting wrongdoing.

City News Service says a jury granted the money to Selwyn Young on Wednesday.

Defense attorney Conrad Kohrs says the district will appeal.

Young was LACC’s head baseball coach in 2006 and 2007. He claims he suffered racial discrimination and sexual harassment and that he was illegally fired for reporting alleged academic fraud and financial misconduct.

The jury rejected the sexual harassment claims but found that the college had retaliated against him.

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