NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court throws out a
defamation suit brought by a college basketball coach fired months
after he was hired.
Louisiana-Lafayette hired Glynn Cyprien in May 2004. It fired
him after learning that his degrees were from an online school
rather than Texas-San Antonio, as a faxed resume claimed.
Cyprien said Louisiana-Lafayette defamed him because he gave the
correct information in another form, and hand-delivered a correct
resume before a student worker at Oklahoma State faxed the
The high court ruled that since he did submit a false resume -
and never explained why it was in his files - he had no case.
It also found that Louisiana-Lafayette had a valid reason to
Cyprien, now an assistant at Kentucky, spent the 2006-07 season
at Arkansas State.
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