A top female water polo player is being investigated for allegedly assaulted opponents during a college match, check out who is Nina Flynn
An inquiry is looking into claims that a female water polo player molested two of her rivals while leading her team to victory in a college match.
After Nina Flynn, a sophomore at UC Irvine, was accused of touching two rival players inappropriately during a game last month, the squad temporarily suspended her.
Flynn denies the allegations, but her colleagues were incensed by her decision, and they withdrew from a prestigious tournament the following week.
Who is Nina Flynn water polo player accused of molesting rivals during college game and GoFundMe campaign
In addition, a parent of another player set up a GoFundMe website in Flynn’s defense, claiming that she consistently engaged in the same offences throughout water polo games. The group has received more than $27,000.
The main argument used by the state to convict Flynn is the game between UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount on February 16.
Female water polo player Nina Flynn accused of inappropriate touching during match https://t.co/062QgmnukK via @nypostsports 🤔 seems a bit tricky in the water 💦
— Gary Lebel (@garydavidlebel) March 30, 2023
She scored four goals in her team’s 11-8 win over LMU.
After receiving complaints from two players, UC Irvine suspended Flynn; however, on March 10, the suspension was removed.
Regulations under Title IX forbid the intentional touching of a complainant’s private regions without consent.
Some of these include the groin, anus, genitals, breast, and buttocks. About the ladies who have accused Flynn of assault, nothing is known.
According to local media source The Orange County Register, Flynn’s attorney Alison P. Saros:
Nina maintains she is not responsible in any way for the allegations and that after with (the) Title IX (office) and film analysis and other evidence presented the suspension was lifted and she was allowed to return to the pool while the investigation continues.’
At the 2022 All-American championships, Flynn, the elder sister of Stanford athlete and US national team member Jenna Flynn, received a “honorable mention.”
The Title IX rules are “so broad, every water polo game, male or female, is full of such violations,” according to the GoFundMe created by David Tedesco.
It continues: ‘Based upon these accusations, UCI could expel Nina from UCI and refer the matter for criminal prosecution or exclude her from the UCI women’s water polo team, among other sanctions.’