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History-Making College Athlete With Downs Syndrome Sues School Staff Over Alleged Discrimination, Assault

In 2021, Caden Cox was celebrated as the first college football player with Down syndrome to play in an official game and score. But the former Hocking College student is now suing the school, saying staff there discriminated against him.

In the lawsuit, filed by Cox’s mother Mari Cox, the college athlete accuses his former supervisor Matthew Kmosko of “persistent derogatory, discriminatory, and abusive verbal harassment.”

Cox was employed by the Ohio community college’s Student Recreation Center and Kmosko was the former coordinator of the center and a soccer coach at the school. The suit says Cox filed several complaints with the school about Kmosko’s misconduct, which culminated in May 2022 when he allegedly held Cox “at knifepoint in a campus bathroom during his work shift.”

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