Jerry Reighard settles with CMU

Central Michigan University is paying up in a lawsuit filed by its former gymnastics coach.

Jerry Reighard was fired in April 2019 after a 35-year career, where he was revered as a gymnastics coach. The school claimed he was terminated for telling a gymnast to lie about concussion symptoms.

But Reighard disputed that and filed an age discrimination lawsuit. On Friday, a settlement was announced in two lawsuits brought by Reighard, the one against CMU and the other against ESPN and one of its reporters.

The settlement, which was announced a week before the case was scheduled for trial, includes CMU paying Reighard $350,000. He also settled his defamation lawsuit against ESPN and its reporter, Dan Murphy. …


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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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