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02/12/2009

Take a Heike: Did baller's affection for Y chromosomes get her booted?

by Jeremy Hooper

200902121302A former player with Central Michigan University's women's basketball team, Brooke Heike, is now suing the school, claiming that the coach (who's ironically named "Sue") booted the young player from the ballers because she only scores with guys. If you care about b-ball, Sapphic allegations, or names that employ a silent "e," then you can read more at these links:

The school would not comment beyond saying the charges are without merit.
Player says she’s off team for being straight [Outsports]
Would It Have Hurt Her To Lez It Up Just A Little? [Deadspin]

Problems in the locker room because you don't like girls? My fifteen-year-old self has been filing a mental lawsuit against that very same thing for over a decade!

But of course we don't know if any of this has merit, and have no intention of weighing in. We'll let the court of law get the straight story about this court of ball anti-straight allegation.

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Your thoughts

This is pervasive in womens sports. I know of 3 schools in my area that have done, are doing the same thing. It is a bit of give back for the 'macho superioty' of mens. But that is no excuse for it.

Posted by: LOrion | Feb 12, 2009 3:03:17 PM

As much as I hate to say it, I like seeing straight-discrimination. If enough straight discrimination occurs, it'd be much easier to add sexual orientation as a protected class.

Ideally, none of it should occur, though.

Posted by: | Feb 12, 2009 4:15:19 PM

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