Larry Hazzard sues to get Job Back with Pay
By Johnny Benz (Jan 8, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
According to reports out in the media, the former head of the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, Larry Hazzard Sr., claims he was fired from his job after reporting that a deputy commissioner violated health and safety rules. The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Camden, N.J.

The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., reported that Larry Hazzard Sr. sued state Attorney General Anne Milgram under the federal Conscientious Employee Protection Act. Court papers reveal that Hazzard Sr. has asked for
his job back, plus back pay and punitive damages.

Hazzard Sr. said that he was fired after accusing Seymour Cuyler, his deputy, of actions that put in danger the safety of fighters. Some of that danger included allowing someone who failed an HIV test to fight and letting promoters seek doctors who would pass fighters.

Cuyler has since been named acting commissioner to replace Hazzard Sr.

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