A Message for a Coach With a Past

April 17, 2009

Some professors at Florida International University are planning to hand deliver a copy of the university's sexual harassment policy to Isiah Thomas as basketball coach, The New York Times reported. Thomas was at the center of a sexual harassment suit in which a federal jury awarded $11 million, and professors are raising questions about the message the university is sending about harassment by hiring him. Giving Thomas a copy of the harassment rules would be a "constructive rather than destructive way" to deal with the concerns, one professor said.

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