Former Illinois St. assistant football coach sues school, claims he was fired over 'All Lives Matter' sign

Dec 3, 2021

A former Illinois State University assistant football coach is suing two of his ex-bosses, claiming they violated his First Amendment rights to free speech.

Kurt Beathard claims in the federal lawsuit he was terminated from his job as offensive coordinator and given a "bogus and made up" position in September of last year after he removed from his office door a sign that said "Black Lives Matter" and replaced it with a sign that read "All Lives Matter to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.