Leavitt suing South Florida over firing
TAMPA, Fla. (AP)
Former University of South Florida football coach Jim Leavitt
has sued the university over his firing.
Leavitt, who was fired in January over claims he grabbed a
player by the throat and struck him in the face, filed the
complaint Monday against the USF board of trustees and athletic
foundation. Leavitt denied the accusations and claims in the
lawsuit that the university’s investigation was flawed and his
reputation has been damaged.
The action seeks to recover some of the $9.5 million left on
his seven-year contract. A spokeswoman said the school stands by
its decision and investigation.
Former East Carolina coach Skip Holtz was hired to replace