A basketball coach, near the end of one of his worst seasons at the university, is fired--after saying publicly that the school could buy out his contract.
The school bought out his contract:
The athletic department's fundraising arm is paying Richardson $500,000 a year through 2008 under terms of his buyout clause.
He sued, saying he was fired for racial reasons!
Richardson said after a hearing at the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that "they came after me" when he spoke out against racism at the Fayetteville school.
Fortunately, he lost the suit. Still, wtf???
Again, a recap.
1. Losing season.
2. Wanted to be bought out.
3. Got bought out--to the tune of a half a freakin' million dollars for what, six years? 2002-2008?
4. And he's complaining about this?
How do I get a gig like this?