Saturday, December 3, 2011

Coach Claims He Was Fired From HBCU For Being White Is Awarded $240,000

 Savannah State University's ex-football coach received a $240,000 settlement to dismiss a federal discrimination lawsuit he filed last year claiming the historically black college fired him because he's white.
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."
The settlement states that Savannah State still insists it did nothing wrong. The school's administrators "expressly continue to deny that they unlawfully discriminated against, retaliated against, or otherwise mistreated" Wells, according to the 12-page settlement document signed Nov. 10.

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