The parents of former Damien football player and wrestler Keoua Kauhi have dropped a lawsuit against the Interscholastic League of Honolulu and executive director Blane Gaison.
The suit challenged the league’s transfer rule.
Kauhi rushed for 914 yards and five touchdowns for the Monarchs last year. He transferred to Saint Louis in March and applied for an exemption, but was denied. He is not eligible to participate in football or wrestling for the Crusaders.
The notice of the dismissal of the case by the plaintiffs — Keoua Kauhi Sr. and Lavon Silveira — was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
The lawsuit claimed that the Damien coaching staff had an issue with Kauhi and some teammates participating in trips sponsored by the Hawaii Athletes in Action Foundation, and one of those trips led to the group being punished in front of the rest of the team for participating.
Accusations of verbal abuse were made against multiple members of the Damien coaching staff.