Friday, April 1, 2011

Attorney's letter indicates UIS coach assaulted players

A former University of Illinois Springfield women’s athletic coach assaulted more than one member of the women’s softball team in the spring of 2009, according to a letter released by UIS on Thursday, two days after The State Journal-Register sued UIS under the state Freedom of Information Act.

According to the letter, written by Lee Barron, an attorney for a student-athlete who received a $200,000 settlement as a result of coach Roy Gilmore’s conduct, university officials knew the former coach had a history of questionable conduct. The letter was titled “Sexual Assault and Battery by UIS Softball Coach.”

The article was published by The State Journal-Register in an April 1, 2011, edition.

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