UConn football nepotism case heads to court

NEW BRITAIN  — A Connecticut Superior Court judge is set to hear arguments about whether UConn football coach Randy Edsall should be allowed to retain his son as an assistant coach with the team.

Edsall is appealing a ruling by the state’s ethics office that the school violated Connecticut’s ban on nepotism by hiring Corey Edsall in 2017 as the school’s tight ends coach.

That ruling led a lawmaker to include paragraph on an unrelated piece of legislation this year to allow immediate family members to work in the same “constituent unit” of the state system for higher education with certain conditions.

Both sides are scheduled to present oral arguments on Wednesday before Judge Joseph Shortall in New Britain Superior Court on a motion to dismiss the case.

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