Cincinnati Reds Call Foul On Law Student's Age Bias Suit

Law360 (January 22, 2020, 6:06 PM EST) -- The Cincinnati Reds baseball team told a North Carolina federal court Wednesday that a former minor league player-turned-law student's age discrimination suit swung and missed, arguing that he failed to show how the Reds' refusal to let him participate in tryouts for younger players was illegal misconduct.

The Reds told the court that Garrison Lassiter's suit only alleges that the tryouts were "age preferential" for kicking him out because he was older than the target players, but doesn't identify any law or statute to support his claim.

Lassiter, now a law student, sued in late December for $1.6 million, alleging that...

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