A former college football player who was the first player with Down syndrome to score in an NCAA football game is suing his former school, alleging several employees discriminated against him and then retaliated when he complained.
Caden Cox filed the lawsuit on Thursday in an Ohio federal court through his mother, Mari Cox, according to court documents.
Cox made history in 2021 when he kicked an extra point for Hocking College in their game against Sussex Community College. Caden’s father, Kevin Cox, the former special teams coach for Hocking College, in 2021 that Caden’s dream was to be the kicker for Ohio State University.
“If that’s that kid’s dream, I’m never going to tell him no,” Kevin Cox told ESPN.
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