Report: Former Auburn softball player alleges abusive treatment, sexual harassment within program
AUBURN, Ala. — One month before Auburn head softball coach Clint Meyers retired from the program, ESPN reports a former player sent a complaint alleging abusive treatment, sexual harassment by the coaching staff.
According to the report, attorney Martin Greenberg sent the 14-page complaint on behalf of former softball player Alexa Nemeth to school officials and Gov. Kay Ivey.
ESPN reports the letter was sent weeks after Nemeth also filed a Title IX sexual discrimination complaint with the school back in May claiming Clint Myers knowingly let his son Corey Myers have relations with multiple members of the team.
The letter alleges that on March 30, “several players approached Head Coach Myers with proof in the form of text messages from a student-athlete’s cell phone that Coach Corey was having an inappropriate relationship with one of the student-athletes.” The letter goes on to say the team was “quarantined” for several hours before a trip to Georgia. According to ESPN five players reported Auburn executive athletic director Meredith Jenkins told them that they were risking arrest for taking the messages from their teammate’s phone and reportedly ordered them to delete the messages.
Corey Myers resigned on May 30 citing family reasons.