Ex-Cincinnati basketball coach John Brannen files new lawsuit, alleging school 'concocted cause" to avoid buyout

Oct 29, 2021

Former University of Cincinnati head coach John Brannen has filed a new legal action in Ohio’s Court of Claims. alleging that UC breached its contract with Brannen “when it concocted cause” to avoid paying him the buyout required by his deal.

Brannen’s legal team withdrew the federal court case for strategic reasons but will pursue the Court of Claims suit in pursuit of $5.25 million they claim he is owed for the term of his contract, as well as interest, costs and “such further relief as may be just and proper,” the suit says.

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