While I got ya, here are nine things and one crazy prediction:
1. Time may be running out on a possible financial settlement for ousted Texas women’s track coach Bev Kearney, who was basically terminated in December after a consensual, inappropriate relationship with one of her athletes, because her attorney and the University of Texas are not in negotiations. When asked if the university had expressed any interest in reaching a financial settlement, Kearney’s attorney, Derek Howard, declined to say Sunday. But he did say the two sides have met once, and it was “amicable.” Howard said, “If it’s not resolved by settlement, it will be resolved in a federal court of law.” I’d look for some action in the next two weeks. Howard would not say the amount of damages her client is seeking, but it is likely to be in excess of $2 million because Kearney was about to sign a new five-year contract that would have paid her $470,000 a year when she was let go. Howard claims Kearney is the victim of a double standard at Texas with rules “that apply to black women but not white men.” We’re about to learn the true definition of zero tolerance. A UT spokesman said the school has no comment.
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