Trans basketball player who hurt rival was once suspended for ogling teammate: report

A bearded transgender basketball player attending a private school in Massachusetts who was seen in a viral video knocking down a rival during a game has reportedly been suspended from a women’s rowing team for staring at a topless girl in a locker room, according to a report.

The same 6-foot-tall student-athlete enrolled at KIPP Academy in Lynn, Massachusetts, competed in six different women’s sports, including rowing, volleyball and taekwondo, Australian magazine Quillette reported.

The student, believed to be 17 or 18 years old, joined a women’s rowing team at a private club in Massachusetts in 2021, after allegedly performing poorly on the men’s team.

A transgender multi-sport athlete, pictured above during a taekwondo match, has reportedly been suspended from a women’s rowing team for ogling a topless girl. Tiger Tae Kwon Do Institute / Facebook

The transgender athlete’s participation allegedly caused problems for his fellow rowers, according to a copy of a letter sent to USRowing, the sport’s national governing body, signed by 15 concerned parents.

One of the parents told the magazine that the athlete in question didn’t bother to shave his beard and even continued to wear the men’s team uniform.

The final straw was an incident in 2022, when the transgender rower allegedly entered the girls’ locker room, observed a teammate who was topless and said, “ooh, t-ties” , in reference to her breasts.

When another rower in the locker room asked her if it was the first time her transgender teammate had seen female breasts, she reportedly responded “um yeah” with a laugh.

The KIPP Academy student was then reported to the US Center for SafeSport, resulting in her suspension from the team.

New York Post

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