News | Topic: Sports

Teens Sexually Assaulted In High School Team Hazing

The parents of two teenage boys filed a federal lawsuit alleging their sons were sexually assaulted in a hazing tradition by older players on their suburban Chicago high school football team, and that three adult coaches were aware and even had a nickname for the ritual. Read the article here.

Raiders’ Carl Nassib Announces He’s Gay, An NFL First

The Raiders defensive lineman came out in a statement posted to his Instagram account on Monday, becoming the first active player in the league to publicly identify as gay. Read the article here.

U.S. Secretary Of Education Miguel Cardona Backs Transgender Athletes’ Rights

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona told ESPN that transgender girls have a “right to compete” and suggested that the Biden administration will step in to protect those students’ civil rights, as multiple states enact legislation banning transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s sports. Read the article here.

Frustrations Grow Over Cheerleading’s Mishandled Sexual Misconduct Cases

USA TODAY interviewed nearly two dozen people who expressed frustration with the way USASF handled their concerns, citing the organization’s drawn-out process and lack of communication. Read the article here.

Swedish Gymnastics To Let Youths Choose Their Own Gender Category

Young Swedish transgender gymnasts will be allowed to compete in whatever class they want, following a new decision by the Swedish Gymnastics Federation. Read the article here.

Connecticut Transgender Policy Found To Violate Title IX

Connecticut’s policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal funding and influence others to do the same. Read the article here.