Report: Starter for FIU women’s basketball alleges sexual misconduct by head coach

FIU Athletic Department

A player on FIU’s women’s basketball team has accused head coach Marlin Chinn of sexual harassment and pursuing a sexual relationship with her, according to a report in the Miami Herald.

The accusations reportedly center around a loan that was given from Chinn to the player, who is named in the Herald as Destini Feagin, and a violation of team rules committed by Feagin that resulted in her getting suspended for her senior night. The loan is a potential NCAA violation.

Feagin, according to the report, is alleging that Chinn suspended her because she turned down his advances. She provided the paper with proof of those advances, including a text message where he told the player he had “sexual fantasies” about her and a recording of a conversation between the two where he admitted to being attracted to her.

[Miami Herald]