Iowa State University, ISU women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly, and the state of Iowa officially deny all allegations presented in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former player Nikki Moody, according to a document filed in Polk County Court by the Iowa Attorney General's Office on Friday.
Former basketball player Nikki Moody filed the suit in March. In it, she claims coach Fennelly treated her and other African American players differently.
Moody says Fennelly called her names, criticized her, and made negative comments, including calling her a "thug."
In addition to denying the allegations, the document also states any damages or injuries Moody sustained were caused by negligence or bad faith on her part.
Fennelly hasn't revealed specifics about the suit, but last month admitted the allegations were taking their toll.
Moody made similar claims in 2015 in a complaint to the Iowa State Office of Equal Opportunity. An investigation by the office found no evidence of racial discrimination.