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Former assistant Steve DeMeo files lawsuit against St. John’s, Anderson

Today, St. John’s and the Big East may have released the schedule... but fans of the Johnnies are also hearing about a lawsuit filed by a former assistant coach against head coach Mike Anderson.

Former St. John’s Assistant Coach Steve DeMeo has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against St. John’s University as well as Red Storm head basketball coach Mike Anderson. DeMeo alleges wrongful termination due to an ongoing heart condition. He also outlines personnel chaos within the Red Storm basketball program perpetrated by head coach Mike Anderson.

According to the complaint filed by Wigdor LLP and obtained by Sports Illustrated, DeMeo alleges accommodations around his heart condition was the reasoning behind his abrupt termination at St.