A former high school athletic director in Michigan's Thumb region says he was illegally fired after expressing concern about inequities in girls' sports.
Drake Okie filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the Sandusky school district, 90 miles north of Detroit. After one year, Okie's contract was not renewed in 2010. He says he never had an
opportunity to plead his case to the school board.
He says the district retaliated after he complained that boys had better facilities and support than girls in Sandusky. Okie says he also reported possible misuse of money by the Sandusky Alumni Foundation.
A message seeking comment was left with the Sandusky superintendent. Okie is asking a judge to put him back on job and award back pay and other benefits.