No man can serve two masters.

Unless that man is Jimmy Sexton, apparently.

In either case, Florida believes, it’s a violation of the standards clause in McElwain’s contract. McElwain’s ability to dispute Florida over the buyout is hindered because of his agent Jimmy Sexton’s ties with potential candidates. Sexton doesn’t want to battle Florida over collecting the entire $12.9 million buyout because he also represents Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen, a top candidate to replace McElwain, or could be involved in other future Florida hirings.

“Sexton won’t fight it because it’s not in his best long-term interest,” the source said.

Holy crap.  I wonder how many of Sexton’s clients are wondering about where they stand with Jimmy if the proverbial shit ever hits the fan.  And how many of Sexton’s competitors are going to proceed to make that pitch to Sexton’s clients if in fact McElwain rolls over and takes whatever Florida offers.

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36 responses to “No man can serve two masters.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    In hindsight, that was inevitable.

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  2. Brandon

    I have often wondered about this very thing as I have seen your posts about the multitude of coaches he represents, seems like their would have to be plenty of situations where the interests of his clients were adverse.

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  3. Tommy

    Odds that the source is one of Sexton’s competitors.

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  4. I believe Sexton would fight for the entire 12.9 million. He doesn’t cary the reputation he has for nothing.

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    • MGW

      Fighting for 12.9 then getting another 20 for the new guy, and the AD thanking him for it, sounds more like it.

      If McElwain has to take less, it most likely means the “for cause” thing actually has some teeth. In fact if it does, the situation could be quite the opposite of what the article says – Florida rolling over and throwing a few million McElwain’s way to curry favor with Sexton.

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      • W Cobb Dawg

        “If McElwain has to take less, it most likely means the “for cause” thing actually has some teeth.”

        So that shark humping photo was just the tip of the iceberg.

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      • RobG

        has some teeth, have you seen McElwain…….he looks like he stalks the sideline for a tree to chew down

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    • I agree – no way does he allow a dime to be left on the table that his client is warranted.

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  5. The other Doug

    Let’s wait and see if Sexton is able to find a place for McElwain out West before we pass judgement on his skills.

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  6. Mayor

    Can you spell “conflict of interest?” How about “self-dealing?” If this article is true and Sexton were an attorney he would get disbarred.

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    • 79DawgatWork

      If Jimmy were an attorney, Mac could fire him immediately without any repercussion, as clients are always free to choose who there counsel will be (assuming they can afford to pay them). So if Mac thought attorney Jimmy was not representing him vigorously (cause Jimmy was looking to make it rain in a few weeks with Florida and another client), he should fire him immediately. That he hasn’t leads me to believe Jimmy is not, in fact, a member of any bar (other than maybe FloriBama)….

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  7. addr

    At this point, isn’t it just about the economics of litigation? It seems to me that this is the issue Florida seems to be forcing with all these leaks: take the reduced buyout and we can both go about our merry ways, or fight it and prepare for a long, expensive legal battle, which can only hurt McElwain’s future job prospects. What school will be excited to hire a head coach who is engaged in a messy legal fight with his former employer, and constantly wondering what dirty laundry might be aired?

    No matter who his agent is, I have a hard time seeing how McElwain comes out ahead if he fights this. And I would disagree with the statement about not fighting to be in ol’ Jimmy’s long term interest… on the contrary, if that is the story, every single one of his clients will ask the same question you did Senator. You think Jimmy would risk his entire reputation for one paltry deal? Not bloody likely. It smells like another leak designed to weaken his leverage for either McElwain or another of his clients (either from Florida or the agent of a rival candidate).

    Either way, I’m gonna need more popcorn.

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    • 69Dawg

      Didn’t stop Washington State from hiring the Pirate.

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      • Mayor

        I think Wazzou hired Leach after the Leach v. Texas Tech case was over. I could be wrong as I didn’t look it up but my recollection is that the Texas trial judge had already throw Leach’s case out on “governmental immunity” and the case maybe was already upheld on appeal.

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        • 69Dawg

          That’s right but Leach is still fighting a very public PR campaign against TT for his money. His Twitter account never fails to call them out for cheating him out of his money.

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  8. Bulldog Joe

    Now McElwain truly knows what its like to swim with the sharks.

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  9. HVL Dawg

    Can you imagine UF willing to go to a jury over the death threats thing? There’s a lot of money on the table right now.

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  10. Schlabach is reporting that Mac will get about $4m. For the situation, that seems to be pretty good work by Sexton if all the rumors are true.

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    • $3 million of it goes to finish paying the buyout owed Colorado State, which is owed half by McElwain and half by UF. That ain’t that great.

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      • I didn’t realize that … ouch

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      • Mayor

        Plus the clause in McElwain’s contract FU is relying on is pretty vague to me. I don’t think it is sufficiently clear from that clause that making an untrue comment to the media violates that clause. Maybe McElwaine wants this all behind him but it seems like a high price to pay.

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        • 69Dawg

          Damn if that a standard clause then the schools could fire all their coaches for “false statements to the media”. They all lie all the time.

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        • Macallanlover

          If he settles for $4MM he needs a better lawyer. That seems a very weak “for cause” case to me. I understand no one wants a case that drags the university through the mud spectacle, but that is more true for the school than Jimmy Mac.

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          • Mayor

            Agreed. This makes me believe there was no death threat at all and McElwain made it all up. In the course of discovery that fact probably would have come out and McElwain may have felt it would have seriously damaged his future prospects. As it stands now though I think most people already think he made up the threats.

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  11. DawgPhan

    If the day after he mentions the death threats, comes out and apologizes and says something about it being a figure of speech and social media and the heighten blah blah blah doesnt all this go away?

    I am pretty sure if you searched twitter for his name you would find someone saying something completely crazy.

    But whatever it was to cause sexton to not try and squeeze every penny possible makes me think it aint nothing.

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  12. Scorpio Jones, III

    How’s ole Boom doing with the Sakerlina fan base? Any rotten chickens thrown?

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    • Bulldog Joe

      At 6-2 with no blowups, the fans have been pleasantly surprised with the hire.

      Of course, one bad call in the Georgia, Florida, or Clemson game could blow it all out the window.

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  13. 69Dawg

    Truth be told and living down here among the Gator faithful, Mac was just not enough of an asshole for them. After all when your coaching idols are SOS and the Pope being an asshole is the number one thing those two had in common.

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  14. I have been pondering all the lawyer’n on this the past few days.

    I haven’t read the aforementioned reports, but if McElwain is agreeing to accept a net of $1million to just walk away he is getting HORRIBLE ADVICE. At least IMO. None of us knows what the Standards of Conduct clause actually says but, to me, this reeks to high heaven and McElwain should put his foot on the pedal.

    As for the optics, I don’t think anyone in their right mind thinks McElwain would be crazy to take them to litigation. He is getting royally screwed and they are being complete weasels……..going after FU for being scum will not affect his future prospects. Because FU is being total scum here.

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    • dubyadee

      Except we don’t know the internal communication. Could be something ugly there.

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    • Mayor

      I saw the specific clause repeated in a report on the internet Sunday night. Sorry but I don’t remember where and I can’t find it now. The clause was vague as hell–something about saying/doing anything contrary to the best interests of the University of Florida–that kind of BS. I don’t think it would stand up in court if they fired him for cause using that language and all he did was say he had been threatened when he wasn’t. That contract language doesn’t put him on notice that the act in question is forbidden. Plus, taking away his buyout would amount to a forfeiture and as we all know “the law abhors forfeitures.”

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  15. What does Mrs. Shark Humper have to say about the threats and the buy out? Surely she’s scared shitless when it comes to sharks, death threats and less money..

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  16. Hopefully Not Derek 2.0

    Kirby did when he took the UGA job.

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