Attorney for Former McKinley Football Player Files Federal Case Over Pizza-Eating Incident

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The attorney for a former McKinley football player has filed a federal lawsuit.

They’re claiming civil rights violations because of that pizza-eating incident in the school gym back in May.

The suit names the Canton City School District and the coaches since fired by the district.

The suit claims the now-18-year-old man was forced to eat a pepperoni pizza in violation of his religious beliefs.

The former coaches say the unnamed teen was not forced to eat pork, and they were trying to help a troubled player get back on track.