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Sacramento Bee quotes LaVoi in article on lacrosse murder civil suit

LaVoiN-2010.jpg Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is quoted in a Sacramento Bee article, "Lawsuit raises questions about coaches' responsibilities" saying "it's fair for coaches to scrutinize their players' actions and be held accountable for them" and that "the environment developed by team leaders 'definitely influences athlete behavior,' whether it be for better or worse." The $29.5 million civil suit was filed this month by Sharon Love, the mother of Yeardly Love, a lacrosse player beaten to death by her coach and former boyfriend, claiming state of Virginia, the school's athletic director, and two of its men's lacrosse coaches were derelict in the their duty to protect Love from her convicted murderer and coach George Huguely V, who had a history of alcohol abuse and violence toward Love and others.

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