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Frazier's case to get NCCU job back dismissed

Posted August 12

— 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.

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  • mittnfriends Aug 13, 11:51 a.m.

    These are the times when I like to say ... Pres Clinton's case was a private matter, even... View More

    — Posted by LetsBeFair

    Getting a little play outside of marriage is a private matter. Last I checked, neither his wife nor any of the women he sexed filed protective orders against him. A thirsty broad and political hacks made it a public issue. Led by a man who was cheating on his wife at the time, expected his wife to share him with another woman, and left one of his wives months after she was diagnosed with a serious illness. The Clinton impeachment was a purely political-driven witch hunt, whereas this situation with Frazier was not.

    Other than that, you're correct - no one should lose their job before a conviction.

  • LetsBeFair Aug 12, 4:00 p.m.

    These are the times when I like to say ... Pres Clinton's case was a private matter, even though he LIED and Cheated ... and this guy's case he was fired and found not guilty.

  • tarheelfan41 Aug 12, 3:46 p.m.

    What is Frazier thinking. When you are CHARGED with DWI you have no constitutional rights. You are automatically subjected to penalties until "your day in court" then you are assessed more penalties. Being CHARGED you lose your license and have to pay a fee to temporarily get them back, lose your job, THEN have your "day in court" and IF you are found guilty given more penalties. Personally I do not care how harsh the CONVICTED DWI penalties are. I just think they should be found guilty FIRST.

  • englandumd Aug 12, 3:44 p.m.

    Why did he take this to a Durham court. Should have hit them with a federal lawsuit.
    His lawyer... View More

    — Posted by jonara

    and under what federal law should a state employee sue a state agency for wrongful termination?

    — Posted by englandumd

    I'll assume you are his lawyer since you don't know.

    — Posted by jonara

    answer: There isn't one

  • jonara Aug 12, 3:35 p.m.

    Why did he take this to a Durham court. Should have hit them with a federal lawsuit.
    His lawyer... View More

    — Posted by jonara

    and under what federal law should a state employee sue a state agency for wrongful termination?

    — Posted by englandumd

    I'll assume you are his lawyer since you don't know.

  • same ole story Aug 12, 3:26 p.m.

    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
    He already got the free handout. Guess they didn't want someone like that to be around young guys with no father figure around to follow his lead.

  • englandumd Aug 12, 3:08 p.m.

    Why did he take this to a Durham court. Should have hit them with a federal lawsuit.
    His lawyer... View More

    — Posted by jonara

    and under what federal law should a state employee sue a state agency for wrongful termination?

  • jonara Aug 12, 2:25 p.m.

    Why did he take this to a Durham court. Should have hit them with a federal lawsuit.
    His lawyer must be a bum.

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