Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis’s lawsuit against LSU, his former employer, has been dismissed in a Texas court and will instead be settled in Louisiana. Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported the development in the case.
To inform those unaware of the case, here is a short refresher. Chavis served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at LSU starting in 2009, and he and the university agreed to a one-year extension back in November. Shortly afterward, in February, Chavis chose to leave LSU and go be the defensive coordinator at LSU’s SEC rival Texas A&M.
As a result, LSU now wants a $400,000 buyout from Chavis, and he claims he owes the school nothing. Adding to the mess is that Chavis feels Texas A&M should pay the hefty sum, while A&M feels otherwise. Needless to say, this situation has gotten a lot more complicated than it needs to be.
Of course, Campus Sports will update this story as new details in the case become public.
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