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College Hockey Player Wanted More Than $75K After Being Dropped By Team

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from Sam Hemingway of the Burlington Free Press,

A federal judge has thrown out a case filed by former University of Vermont hockey player Justin Milo alleging he was wrongfully dropped from the team by coach Kevin Sneddon in 2010.

Milo, who filed the lawsuit in 2011, had claimed UVM and Sneddon improperly cut him from the team, did not notify him of his right to appeal the decision and harmed his reputation and career prospects in remarks made to the media at the time.

Judge William K. Sessions, in a 29-page opinion filed at U.S. District Court in Burlington this week, disagreed.

“Milo was shocked by his dismissal from the team, and believes that the decision lacked justification, but he does not supply facts that could support a finding of bad faith or wrongdoing,’ Sessions wrote in his ruling.

The case is the second this year to reach a decision in federal court in Vermont involving claims by a college hockey player that he was unfairly cut from the team.


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I guess it wasn’t enough that the coach to told this player he sucked, he needed a court of law to confirm the fact!

Posted by timbits on 08/31/13 at 02:23 PM ET

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