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Nolan Richardson's Lawyers Submit More Arguments to Federal Appeals Court

JUNE 14, 2005 - Posted at 7:29 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Former Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson argues in a federal appeal that remarks by Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles show that racial prejudice played a role in Richardson's 2002 firing.

The former coach lost a lawsuit in which he claimed the University of Arkansas fired him in March 2002 because he is black and speaks his mind.  The school said it fired him for making comments that demonstrated a lack of faith in the Razorback program.

In his appeal, Richardson argues that Broyles' statements still qualify as evidence of racial discrimination.  The university can respond before the Eighth U.S. Circuit of Appeals in St. Louis decides whether it will hear oral arguments.

No decision is expected for several months.

Richardson is appealing a July 8 decision by U.S. District Judge William R. Wilson that dismissed Richardson's lawsuit against the school.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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