UT’s total for settlements and attorney fees in athletics-related lawsuits in the past two years is roughly $4.5 million.
Then again, if it’s being paid with other people’s money, no big deal, right?
In the $2.48 million settlement amount, half will be paid by the athletics department and half by the Knoxville campus.
According to UT, the funds come from “income-generating activities” at UT such as licensing fees and other profits…
And if you’re wondering what it would have cost the school to fight the good battle to clear its name all the way to its conclusion, well…
In its settlement announcement, the university estimated that continuing the suit through trial, set for May 2018, and appeals would have cost as much as $5.5 million.
Such a deal.