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Jackson State athletic director Vivian Fuller hasn’t experienced many wins this fall.

The football team stumbled to a disappointing 5-7 season. The men’s and women’s basketball squads have gotten off to relatively slow starts just past the midway point of non-conference play.

Nonetheless, Fuller scored a big victory outside the white lines.

A wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Jackson State employee against the school was dismissed by a Mississippi federal judge this week.

Dalandus Henderson, a former budget accountant, filed a lawsuit against Fuller and JSU last January claiming he was fired for participating in an  He claimed he was fired for participating in an Equal Employment that probed another university employee, according to the Clarion-Ledger.

Due to his friendship with Ward and his participation in the investigation against Fuller, Henderson said in the suit that he was “treated differently in his workplace” and Fuller’s attitude toward Henderson became “hostile.”

Thirty days after his interview with the EEOC, Henderson was fired.

The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice by U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate.

This latest lawsuit suit is the third since 2012 filed against Fuller to be dismissed by the courts.


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