Judge Dismisses Suit By Coach Fired Over Sex Book

Bryan Craig sued school district for $1 million following firing

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    Bryan Craig believes he was wrongly fired.

    A federal judge tossed out a $1 million lawsuit filed by a former Rich Central High School counselor and girls basketball coach who was dismissed after writing a racy book about sex.

    Bryan Craig's lawsuit maintained that the schol district was a violation of his First Amendment rights in its decision to fire him.

    Craig's self-published book, It's Her Fault, was billed as a relationship manual, but district officials deemed it inappropriate for "using obscene phraseology" in describing his own sexual experiences.

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    While many are shocked by the content in the book, others are expressing of Bryan Craig, pointing out his right to free speech and the respect he's earned from colleagues and students. Rob Elgas reports.

    Judge Elaine E. Bucklo's deemed the book "little more than a lurid account of (Craig’s) own sexual preferences and exploits."

    The book included Craig's thoughts about the vaginal differences between women of different races and said, "The easiest kill for a man is through the young lady with low self-esteem."

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    Bryan Craig says his self-published book is a matter of free speech and says he shouldn't have lost his job over it. Christian Farr reports.

    Bucklo also said Craig "exploited his position as a high school guidance counselor."