(Pullman, WA) -- Former WSU Football Coach Nick Rolovich has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, alleging wrongful termination The coach was let go after the school said he refused to get an Coronavirus vaccine. .Both Governor Jay Inslee and Washington State Athletic Director Pat Chun were both named in the suit. Rolovich makes the claim that hostilities arose from both Chun and WSU after Rolovich refused the vaccine. The lawsuit was filed in Whitman County Superior Court Friday. It comes after a tort claim was filed against the school in August. That's normally a precursor to a lawsuit like this.

Statement from WSU

“Mr. Rolovich’s lawsuit against Washington State University is wholly without merit.

“Washington State University carried out the Governor’s COVID-19 vaccine proclamation for state employees in a fair and lawful manner, including in its evaluation of employee requests for medical or religious exemptions and accommodations. For multiple reasons, Rolovich did not qualify, and the university firmly stands by that decision.

“Washington State University will vigorously defend itself against Mr. Rolovich’s claims.”

LOOK: The story behind every NFL team name

Stacker delved into the story behind every NFL football team name. Overall team records, also included, are reflective of NFL regular-season games. There are some football teams with well-known nicknames—the Jets, for instance, are often referred to as Gang Green—but we also divulge how some teams’ official names are sparingly used (the Jets’ neighbors, the Giants, are actually known as the New York Football Giants). Sometimes a team name can tell you a lot about local history: The Vikings of Minnesota draw upon the area’s strong ties to Scandinavia, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dripping in local legend related to Florida’s pirate past.

Let’s kick off the countdown with the folks who earned their nickname by buying boxes of used team jerseys.

Gallery Credit: Seth Berkman


More From 610 KONA