Hokies women’s soccer coach denies allegations of player’s reduced play due to expression of political views

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia Tech women’s soccer coach Charles “Chugger” Adair has responded to the allegations of a player who is suing Adair for reducing her playing time because of her political views.

According to court documents filed earlier this week, Adair denies the allegations that he reduced Kiersten Hening’s playing time after she expressed her political views.

Hening further alleges that she was forced off the team for not kneeling in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement before games which, Hening claims, resulted in her time on the field being reduced at the start of the 2020 season.

Hening’s lawsuit alleges that she was a regular starter with a lot more field time in previous seasons but Adair says that was due to injuries to other players.

Adair’s legal team is requesting a jury trial.

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