Former student-athlete Lloyd Yates and his attorneys will announce a lawsuit against Northwestern in a news conference in Chicago on Monday. Photo Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports A lawsuit against Northwestern will be announced by former student-athlete, Lloyd Banks and his attorneys on Monday. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, July 24, former Northwestern football player Lloyd Yates and his attorneys will hold a news conference to announce a lawsuit that will be brought against the University.

The hazing scandal has rocked Northwestern, especially the athletic program. It led to the suspension and eventual firing of football coach Pat Fitzgerald, as well as baseball coach Jim Foster.

Details of the news conference were announced in a release to members of the media on Sunday night.

“Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump, Attorneys Steven M. Levin and Margaret Battersby Black, and former Northwestern student-athlete Lloyd Yates will be holding a news conference on July 24 to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the university,” the release said. “Former Northwestern students were reportedly subjected to hazing, involving physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. The complaint will include named plaintiffs with horrific incident details.”

“This is the opportunity to eradicate hazing and abuse in college athletic programs from coast to coast,” Crump added. “That’s exactly what we intend to do, as this will undoubtedly be the MeToo movement of college athletics.”

The news conference will be in the Riverfront Room of the Westin Chicago River North hotel at 12:30 p.m. CT on Monday, July 24.

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