Monday, February 25, 2008

Details of Sampson deal available

Basketball coach Kelvin Sampson agreed to Indiana's offer of a $750,000 buyout Friday, waiving his right to sue the university for further damages, and turning the program over to interim coach Dan Dakich. The deal calls for Sampson to be paid $750,000, $550,000 of which is being provided by an anonymous donor, the university said. The remainder will come from athletic department funds. Sampson has agreed he will not file a wrongful termination lawsuit against Indiana. An NCAA report states head coach Kelvin Sampson and Indiana committed five "major" violations. The allegations stem from a phone-call scandal that occurred while Sampson was still under recruiting restrictions. The agreement, which was obtained through a Freedom of Information request, also requires Sampson to continue cooperating with the NCAA investigation and bars him from interfering with any team activities. Sampson took a $750,000 buyout Friday in return for his immediate resignation after the NCAA accused him of the violations.


Anonymous said...

I don't think Sampson is a bad guy, he made bad decisions...that's plural. Indiana had to relive him of his duties. Remember all of the corporate scandals, those guys got fired/resigned, whatever, and still got paid millions of dollars. This is the case here. Is it right? Probably not. But it's America, it happens all the time, get over it!

Anonymous said...

So he agrees to cooperate with the inquiry? Gee, I'd take his word on that! He left Oklahoma with sanctions, gets popped at Indiana right after he gets there, cheats again and lies about it and now he gets $550,000 and he is going to be a good boy???
I bet if you go back to his Washington State days you'll find something there, but no one really gives a crap about the Cougs, so he figured he could get away with everything.