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Women's Soccer Coach, Players Speak Out

Women's Soccer Coach, Players Speak Out


Lisa Howe, the former women's soccer coach at Belmont University, and some members of her team discuss her departure from the Tennessee school upon revealing last month that she is a lesbian.

Team members, many of whom expressed shock and anger, said they assumed Howe was a lesbian, but she only confirmed it in November. She told the players that she and her partner Wendy were expecting a baby.

"We've all been joking for the past four years that we wanted a team baby," said one player. "So now we finally get one ... "

Controversy surrounded the terms of Howe's departure from the private Christian school in Nashville. In the interview with ESPN's Outside the Lines, the coach declined to discuss specifics, citing a confidentiality agreement and calling the move a "mutual agreement to part ways."

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