Giuliani's Son Sues Duke in Golf Dismissal

Andrew, 22, scratched from team without warning, suit contends
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2008 4:50 PM CDT
Andrew Giuliani, center, and his father New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, right, pose with Tiger Woods in a Wednesday, June 20, 2001 file photo.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew has filed suit against Duke University to protest his dismissal from the school’s golf team, the New York Post reports. Giuliani’s suit contends he was kicked off the team with no warning. Coach OD Vincent said Giuliani threw golf clubs around, disrespected a trainer and played a team game of football harder than the other players liked.

Vincent required Giuliani provide letters of support from every team member before reinstatement. “It was plainly obvious to each team member that their own personal interests were directly in conflict with Andrew's reinstatement to the team,” the suit says. “They feared that OD Vincent could unilaterally dismiss them from the team without warning.” It adds: “The only University document that is consistent with OD Vincent's scheme is the library's copy of William Golding's The Lord of the Flies.”