Rodriguez caves; West Virginia “settles” for the $4 million it was seeking in its lawsuit.
I say RichRod caves, but it’s more likely that it was pressure on others that brought this mess to a resolution:
… One key that triggered a settlement appeared to be the pressure brought by WVU to depose Michigan President Sue Coleman and Athletic Director Bill Martin. There was a hearing scheduled in Michigan this afternoon on WVU’s attempts to force the two to testify under oath what they knew about the hiring of Rodriguez and the buyout clause in the contract with WVU.
You really have to wonder whose bright idea it was to push forward and fight on this.