Student-Athletes File Class Action Lawsuit Against NCAA and Former Track Coach John Rembao

Three former student-athletes filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the NCAA Board of Governors, and John Rembao, the former track and cross-country coach at the University of Arizona, University of Texas-Austin and other NCAA universities.

The complaint alleges that the NCAA put student-athletes at all NCAA member schools in harm’s way by failing to prohibit sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or sexual contact between coaches and student-athletes, and by permitting coaches accused of sexual abuse to move unfettered between NCAA schools. The lawsuit seeks immediate adoption of clear and best practices around coach-student relationships, and compensation for those who were subjected to abuse as a result of the NCAA’s failures to employ such practices.

Read our press release here, and the filed complaint here.

Hear their stories. Erin, Londa and Jessica speak out about John Rembao and the NCAA:

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