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Former UofL player suing school system

Joshua Tinch (Source: UofL Athletics) Joshua Tinch (Source: UofL Athletics)
Lauren Roberts Lauren Roberts

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A former University of Louisville football and basketball player is suing Jefferson County Public Schools.

Joshua Tinch, a former instructor at Iroquois High School, was terminated by JCPS after a female student complained in late 2011 that Tinch had inappropriate contact with her.

After a criminal investigation by the Louisville Metro Police Department and child protective services, no evidence was found to bring charges.

Now, a lawsuit filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court claims former JCPS Spokesperson Lauren Roberts announced to the media that Tinch was being investigated before he was told. Tinch's attorney said JCPS sent a letter to Tinch about the investigation to an old address.

Tinch is suing for violation of due process and defamation of character.

JCPS said they have not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment.

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