WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — An attorney representing some student-athletes at William & Mary say they plan to file a class action lawsuit against the university if it does not keep several sports it recently announced would be cut.
The letter comes several weeks after William & Mary announced it would cut seven varsity sports due to financial issues.
The attorney who wrote the letter Sept. 23 to university President Katherine Rowe, Arthur Bryant, represents the women’s varsity gymnastics, volleyball and swimming teams.
He says the cuts for those sports violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Other teams that will be cut at the end of this school year are men’s gymnastics, men’s swimming, men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball.
In total, 118 student-athletes and 13 coaches are impacted by the cuts.
Bryant said he was also retained by…