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Pat Fitzgerald Sues Northwestern $130M For Wrongful Termination

Oct 6, 2023

Pat Fitzgerald is suing the university that employed him as head football coach for 17 years, alleging he was wrongfully fired following an investigation into hazing and racism within the program.

The 48-year-old is seeking $130 million in the lawsuit: $68 million in owed salary from the 10-year contract extension he signed in 2021 and $62 million in future lost income. Fitzgerald’s attorney Dan K. Webb, also said the financial restitution would cover “infliction of emotional distress.”

“If there was ever a coach at Northwestern University who should have not been terminated, it’s Coach Fitzgerald,” Webb said at a press conference.

Source: Front Office Sports

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