Kaillie Humphries Released by Bobsleigh Canada Following Harrassment Lawsuit
Bobsleigh Canada granted Kaillie Humphries her request to be released from the Canadian bobsleigh team so she could compete for the United States. This followed a long, bitter legal battle that involved Humphries stepping down from Bobsleigh Canada and suing them for $45 million for alleged verbal and mental abuse by coach Todd Hays. A Calgary judge had ruled on 17 September that Humphries could not compete for the US. But Bobsleigh Canada decided to release her to give its “athletes and coaches… the opportunity to focus on their pursuit of excellence.” Humphries, a two-time gold medallist, recently married an American, making her elgible for the US team.