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NWSL Commissioner Baird Resigns Amid Scandal

Oct 2, 2021, 1:55 PM
NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird...
Commissioner Lisa Baird presents the trophy to Rachel Daly #3 of Houston Dash after defeating the Chicago Red Stars to win the championship game of the NWSL Challenge Cup at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

AP – National Women’s Soccer League Commissioner Lisa Baird has resigned after some 19 months on the job amid allegations that a former coach engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct.

Baird’s resignation was announced by the league late Friday, a day after The Athletic published the accounts of two former players who claimed misconduct, including sexual coercion, by North Carolina coach Paul Riley.

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