College Athlete Says She Was Booted Off Team Over Rap Lyrics

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Caitlin Ortiz (via Facebook)

Caitlin Ortiz (via Facebook)

A former college softball player is saying that she was kicked off the team for posting rap lyrics on her Facebook page.

Caitlin Ortiz, 19, is seeking unspecified monetary damages for discrimination.  She alleges that her coach, Susan Cassidy-Lyke, degraded her on numerous occasions because she was the only Hispanic on the team.

“Susan Cassidy-Lyke [Athletic Director/Coach] referred Ortiz to a printout of Ortiz’s Facebook page and stated that Ortiz should not have posted the typo-filled song lyric – [including] ‘andd imm put this drink upp like its my lastt’ – because she did not want recruiters to think Molloy’s softball team was ‘full of thugs,’” according to the complaint.

Read more at the NYDailyNews.com

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