STORRS -- Two University of Connecticut students arrested for shouting a racial slur outside a campus apartment complex have sued the school.
Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj say UConn is violating their free speech rights by holding disciplinary proceedings that include a recommendation to remove them from student housing.
They are seeking undisclosed damages and a halt to the disciplinary hearings.
A UConn spokeswoman says the school doesn't comment on pending litigation.
Police say Karal and Mucaj said the racial slur several times on Oct. 11, as part of a game.
The incident was recorded by a black student and sparked protests.