Posted: Jul 30, 2013 8:47 AM by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A former part-time lecturer at the University of Missouri-Kansas City says in a lawsuit against three university officials that his class was cancelled because he refused to give preferential treatment to an athlete.
Henry Lyons is suing Missouri-Kansas City chancellor Leo Morton and two other school officials. He claims that in 2011 the university gave a passing grade to student-athlete who had failed one of his courses. Lyons challenged the grade change, but it was not reversed. The student's name has not been released.
The Kansas City Star reported Monday that the NCAA eventually cleared the school of any rules violations for the grade change.
Morton said he had no comment on the lawsuit. Missouri-Kansas City is not a defendant in the lawsuit.