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University of Cincinnati

Former Cincinnati volleyball player says she was kicked off team for Instagram photos

A former University of Cincinnati volleyball player is suing the school, claiming she was kicked off the team because she posted photos on Instagram that her coach said were "too sexy."

Nineteen-year-old Shalom Ifeanyi filed the lawsuit in federal court last week, alleging racial and sex discrimination by the university and volleyball coach Molly Alvey.

The former volleyball player was removed from the team because she did not fit the "biased image" of a UC volleyball player, Ifeanyi alleged in her lawsuit.

The lawsuit also contains screenshots of a text conversation that are alleged to be between Ifeanyi and Alvey discussing the former UC athlete's...