Texas Basketball Referee Fights Back in Antitrust Suit

Charles Brasier, a former high school basketball official, is suing Wichita Falls Area Basketball Officials Association (WFABOA), alleging deprivation of property without due process and various antitrust violations including the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, and Texas antitrust law. In February, Brasier claimed to have been unlawfully stripped of his certification, preventing him from refereeing the 2015-16 high school boys and girls basketball season.

Brasier alleges that he attempted but failed to create a rival referee association within the University Interscholastic League (UIL). As a result, …

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