San Francisco Chronicle: 'Intolerable sexualized environment': Ex-USF baseball players sue coaches, school, NCAA

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Three former University of San Francisco baseball players filed a class-action lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court, accusing longtime head coach Nino Giarratano and former associate head coach Troy Nakamura of creating an “intolerable sexualized environment” in the program.

The lawsuit, filed in the San Francisco division of the Northern District of California, also named USF and the National Collegiate Athletic Association as defendants, claiming the school knew about the coaches’ inappropriate conduct and alleging the NCAA “has failed to implement any rules prohibiting sexual harassment and retaliation.”

The coaches’ behavior drove several players to leave USF and enter the NCAA’s transfer portal, according to the 113-page lawsuit. One former Dons player posted on social media that he considered suicide.

Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle.