John Higgins wants to keep the case out of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - The college basketball referee suing Kentucky Sports Radio says he wants to keep the case out of Kentucky.

Original Story: Basketball ref sues Kentucky Sports Radio over harassment

John Higgins received threatening messages after Kentucky's loss to North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament earlier this year.

KSR and KSR founders want a federal judge to move the lawsuit to Kentucky.

The Herald Leader reports that Higgin's attorney is now arguing that his client would not get a fair trial due to the "hatred" of the referee in the Commonwealth.