Sat, Mar 16, 2019 | Greg Wagner
Former Kansas head football coach David Beaty has filed a lawsuit in federal court on March 12, 2019 against the school's athletic department for $3 million the suit claims is owed to Beaty.
According to ESPN, the suit claims Kansas University initiated an investigation against Beaty for possible NCAA rules violations to justify firing Beaty with cause and to avoid the $3 million payout. Beaty was fired on November 4, 2018 with three games left in the season and had a 6-42 record in his fourth season at KU.
On November 24, Kansas athletic director Jeff Long said Beaty was being let go without cause and would receive the buyout which was reaffirmed in a November 29 memo from the AD.
KU contacted the NCAA after exit interviews with the coaches and staff following the 2018 season. Beaty was then interviewed by the NCAA on Feb. 27.
David Beaty at 2017 Big 12 Media Day
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