Jeebus. Jeff Long, Arkansas’ former athletic director who’s got the school on the hook for something like a $15 million buyout for a football coach whose won-loss record is significantly underwater, has himself got a $4.625 million buyout. $4.625 million!
I’m in the wrong profession.
Keep in mind, too, that there’s a decent chance the folks who ousted Long after giving him that deal will dump Bert and look for a replacement without hiring a new AD first. Christ, every agent in America’s got to be lining up for some of that sweet action. As the old joke goes, I’d call them morons, except that would be an insult to morons everywhere.
Too bad there’s no money for student-athletes’ compensation, although we should consider that Jeff Long’s name doesn’t appear on the back of a jersey.