Florida Gators to settle racial discrimination lawsuit with former football staffer

Dec 23, 2021

The Florida Gators have reached a settlement with a former football staffer who accused the athletic department of discriminating against him because he is Black. The two sides told the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida about the settlement in a filing last week.

The former staffer, Otis Yelverton, sued the University Athletic Association a year ago. In his original complaint, he alleged he was underpaid compared to white people who previously held his role as ex-assistant athletic director of player personnel and that he was passed over for promotions because of his race.

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