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May 10, 2017 — Trying to put the hand back in the cookie jar

Yesterday, an assistant attorney general in the state of Iowa sought a delay in the start of next month’s trial of the University of Iowa in the matter of fired field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum.

“Defendants will not be able to present an adequate defense in the time originally scheduled by consent of counsel,” wrote George Carroll, the assistant AD. “The number of witnesses and length of testimony will require more than 10 days of trial. The Meyer v University of Iowa litigation demonstrates this reality.”

Oddly enough, the Meyer v. Iowa litigation demonstrated another reality. And that is that the university is just as likely to lose the Griesbaum case as it did the Meyer matter.

Why? The behavior pattern of the university when it came to handling women coaches.

This article, by the people behind the popular radio show Reveal, is devastating. It’s a good read and a good listen.