Wednesay July 9, 2008
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University says
ex-football coach Rich Rodriguez has agreed to pay a four million
dollar buyout clause after breaking his contract.
That would settle the university's lawsuit that had been set for
trial this fall. University attorney Tom Flaherty says the
tentative agreement was reached late last night.
Flaherty says he's confident the university's Board of Governors
will approve the deal. Rodriguez quit the Mountaineers in December
for the head coaching job at Michigan, only a year after extending
his contract at West Virginia. He claims West Virginia broke the contract first by failing to honor certain promises -- a charge the university denies.
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