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Omaha-based basketball referee sues Kentucky media company

Posted at 7:52 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 08:52:33-04

Omaha basketball referee John Higgins is suing a Kentucky media company, and its operators, claiming it promoted the harassment of him and his family. 

Following an NCAA tournament game last March, Higgins claims in a federal lawsuit that Kentucky Sports Radio shared his personal and business information, allowing fans to threaten him. 

The menacing game after Higgins worked Kentucky's loss to North Carolina in the Elite Eight. 

The suit, which Kentucky Sports Radio called frivolous, seeks $75,000 in damages.