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Former UI Coach says he Wasn’t Paid for Media Participation

Benito Baeza

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Fired University of Idaho football coach Robb Akey says the school failed to pay him for media participation. Akey filed a lawsuit in Latah County last month against the university, its board of regents and the Idaho State Board of Education.

Akey was fired in October with the Vandals 1-7. He was 20-50 in five-plus seasons as head coach. Akey’s contract paid him a base salary of nearly $166,000 in state funds, plus an additional $190,000 in media compensation from private donations.

In the lawsuit, Akey seeks an unspecified amount to be determined at trial. Akey said he fulfilled his contract with the university by participating in all required media programs and public appearances. Athletic director Rob Spear declined to comment.

 

 

 

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