Savannah State Settlement with Former Coach Robby Wells Totals $240K

Robby Wells, the former head football coach of Savannah State University who made headlines with a racial discrimination suit against the school and its resulting media blitz, received $240,000 to settle with the university.

A copy of the settlement obtained by The Associated Press Thursday shows Robby Wells’ attorneys were paid $110,000 in addition to the money paid to the former coach.

“Robby is very happy to have gotten this resolved and to be able to move forward,” said Wells’ attorney, James E. Rollins. “He really wants to get back into coaching. He hasn’t been able to do that and hopes putting this behind him will give him that opportunity.”

Wells recently announced his intentions to run for president of the United States, perhaps projecting a sizable cash contribution to his campaign coffers courtesy of SSU.