Frazier's case to get NCCU job back dismissed
Posted August 12, 2014
Durham, N.C. — A Durham judge on Tuesday dismissed a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Henry Frazier III against North Carolina Central University. Frazier was fired as the Eagles head coach last summer after two run-ins with the law.
Frazier was arrested Aug. 12, 2013, on a charge of violating a protective order after an argument with his estranged wife. He was found not guilty of the charge and sued to get his job back.
NCCU let Frazier go after the arrest and before his case could be adjudicated.
"A mere 39 days after his termination, Coach Frazier was found not guilty in a matter in which he claimed his innocence, yet NCCU refused to wait, with the chancellor confirming his termination 5 days before Coach Frazier exercised his due process rights," Frazier's lawyer said when the suit was filed.
The 2013 arrest was Frazier's second brush with the law while on staff at NCCU.
He was sidelined for much of summer 2012 after an arrest which stemmed from a domestic dispute with his wife in May of that year. He was suspended with pay for more than two months following that incident.