Doug Williams Sues Grambling Over Contract Dispute
[mpoverlay]Just months after returning the SWAC football championship to Grambling State, Tigers head football coach Doug Williams is suing the school for contractual discrepancies. From FOX News:
The state court suit says that Williams agreed in February 2011 to a contract that included a guaranteed salary and performance bonuses following negotiations with Grambling President Frank Pogue.
But, it said, the University of Louisiana System governing board never voted on the contract as required by law, and Pogue told Williams last summer that “there was a problem with his contract being approved.” Pogue suggested renegotiation, which Williams rejected, the suit said.
“By this time, he had quit his previous job, sold his home, moved his family to Louisiana and was actively working as the Grambling head football coach,” the suit said. (FOX News)
The University of Louisiana System today issued a statement on the suit.
“Grambling State University and the University of Louisiana System have been bargaining in good faith with Doug Williams for almost a year. We have offered him one of the highest salary and incentive compensation packages in Grambling’s conference. We believe that we did everything possible to come to a mutually beneficial arrangement without compromising the University’s academic core.” [/mpoverlay]