College Soccer Player Says She Was Benched For Refusing To Kneel For BLM — Now She’s Getting Paid

SOCCER

At a glance

  • Hening was a starter on the team during her freshman and sophomore seasons.
  • She claimed that she was benched after she chose not to take a knee during a pregame unity ceremony that was planned to show support for Black Lives Matter shortly after the death of George Floyd.
  • The suit, which was filed in March of 2021, asked that Hening be reinstated to the team and that she be given an undisclosed amount in damages.

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