Former Auburn Softball Players React to Teammate’s Allegations of Abuse and Sexual Harassment In The Program
ESPN Report Cites 14-Page Complaint Letter Submitted By Attorney On Behalf of Former Player Alexa Nemeth
ESPN.com reports that a former Auburn softball player alleges abusive treatment by the Auburn coaches, a pattern of sexual harassment, and an attempt by administrators to cover it up while she was on the team.
The ESPN report cites a 14-page complaint letter sent to Auburn University officials and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey by an attorney on behalf of former Auburn softball player Alexa Nemeth. ESPN reports the letter was sent approximately one month ago.
Longtime Auburn University Head Softball Coach Clint Myers retired abruptly Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
The ESPN report also says that Nemeth filed a Title IX sexual discrimination complaint on May 31, 2017 with Auburn University claiming “Coach Clint Myers knowingly let his son Corey Myers have relations and pursue relations with multiple members of the team.” The report also says that the complaint states, “We believe that by virtue of the father-son relationship [between Clint and Corey Myers] coaches looked the other way thereby allowing Auburn’s Intimate Relations Policy to be violated.”
Nemeth was cut from the team by Clint Myers following the 2017 season.
The internet and Twitter lit up following the ESPN story being posted online.
At least one former Auburn softball player weighed in online to support her former coach. Rachel Walters tweeted, “Excuse my language, but this is bullshit. Coach is a great man. I am disgusted w/ my former teammates for this. I don’t agree.”