College Soccer Player Who Refused To Kneel For BLM Awarded $100K

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  • A former Virginia Tech soccer player who alleged her coach cut her playing time when she refused to kneel during a pregame social justice demonstration will receive $100,000 under a federal settlement.
  • The money will go to ex-teammate Kiersten Hening as part of an agreement to dismiss a federal lawsuit in which she claimed she was punished for exercising her First Amendment rights to not participate in the pregame demonstration, according to her lawyer Cameron Norris.

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