By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The football coach who lost his job at Pine-Richland is filing another lawsuit against the district, this time in federal court.

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Eric Kasperowicz is suing the school and some of its leaders for defamation.

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The district chose not to renew his contract earlier this year after looking into allegations about bullying and hazing. Kasperowicz says the statements are false and they’ve damaged his character.

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He filed a similar lawsuit in Allegheny County court.