Originally Posted by sureshs
He has to congratulate her. A lawsuit would have found unconstitutional discrimination based on appearance, but that would have been just the tip of the iceberg - the finances would be out in the open during the discovery process. How much did her USO travel expenses cost compared to how much the executives are paid? How was the decision made to bench her? All memos and emails will be subpoenaed and then all the hidden baggage over the years might have come out, possibly causing a flood of lawsuits. The organization might have come under judicial oversight and then bye-bye to giving each other awards and harassing top juniors. I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of executives would have been sent to jail.
Thanks for your expert legal opinion, which is the biggest bunch of baloney I have read in a while on these boards (and that is pretty bad). Fitness is not the same as appearance. If a basketball coach tells a player he must get leaner in order to make the starting lineup, the player can protest that Charles Barkley was not lean and he did just fine. But the coach has no contractual obligation to start anyone.
Does the USTA have a contractual obligation to pay the expenses of any particular player? When they offer someone a spot in Player Development, do you suppose the USTA signs something that backs them into a corner legally? This whole discussion has been ridiculous, from the original thread to this one.