African-American football players sue MCCCD for discontinuing football program

PHOENIX — Eleven African-American football players have filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Maricopa County Community College District, alleging discrimination by the county in eliminating its football programs following the 2018 season.

The athletes, all of whom were on scholarship with a Maricopa Community Colleges football program, have alleged MCCCD’s elimination of football was in violation of the Civil Rights Acts of 1871 and 1964, and hindered their abilities to earn scholarships and continue their football careers at four-year universities. The suit, which was was filed Dec. 31, seeks to require the county to reinstate its football programs.

Read the entire complaint here.

Citing financial constraints, Maricopa…

Read More