Kerri Walsh Jennings Sues AVP Beach Volleyball Tour

Last September, Kerri Walsh Jennings boycotted the Association of Volleyball Professionals' Chicago Open because of the tour's choice to test a pair of rule changes without seeking input from the Player Committee or athletes on the tour.

Seven months later, the contentious relationship between the five-time Olympian and the AVP continues, with reporting that she filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the tour on April 13, 2017.

The suit claims that the AVP owes Walsh Jennings $150,000 from a sponsorship deal that was a part of a three-year contract she signed with the AVP in 2013.

Adding to the drama, Walsh Jennings has not yet signed a player contract for the 2017 AVP season, which kicks off in early May.

"We're in contract negotiations and we're pretty far off right now," Walsh Jennings told the Associated Press.

Her absence would be a harsh blow for the AVP, which was reestablished by current owner Donald Sun in 2012 after the tour went bankrupt in 2010.

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EIVA Notebook: Princeton Hands Mason First League Loss

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Princeton Opens League Play With Back-To-Back Victories

Princeton and George Mason stand tied atop the EIVA standings with identical 2-0 conference records; however, non-conference matches continue to make up the bulk of the competition among EIVA squads. 

EIVA Notebook: Saint Francis Drops Ranked Buckeyes

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EIVA Notebook: Penn State Enjoys Unbeaten Week

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Dustin Watten: The Most Zen Man In Volleyball

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Catching Up With VNL Hero Michelle Bartsch-Hackley

Bartsch-Hackley Ignites USA Comeback Victory

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Ellie Holzman Named National Gatorade Player Of The Year

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EIVA Notebook: Mason Shocks Ohio State, Vaults Into Top 15

As we approach the end of the first month of the 2019 men’s college volleyball season, teams are continuing to find their rhythm and negotiate the best lineups and plays.