Former LSU Tigers defensive coordinator John Chavis has handed his phone records from November 2014 through Feb. 13, 2015, as the ongoing legal battle between Chavis and the university continues to play out.
According to Ross Dellenger of The Advocate, the time of the phone records is essential because they will help determine whether Chavis violated his contract with LSU. Depositions in the suit are expected to place soon, with the very likely possibility that members of the LSU coaching staff will be deposed.
LSU believes Chavis owes the school a $400,000 buyout for leaving before Jan. 31, while Chavis contends the school owes him “more than $200,000 in unpaid vacation wages and academic performance bonuses and another $445,000 in penalty wages.”
Chavis and A&M state he did not officially begin work until Feb. 13, 2015.
However, there have been photos of Chavis on the recruiting trail decked out in A&M gear during the month of January. That seems to contradict his timeline, while adding validity to LSU’s.
Chavis also claims LSU altered his contract after it was signed. That is a claim LSU has confirmed, but they say it was a “nominal” alteration that did not impact the contract.
It’s going to be very interesting to see how this all continues to play out.
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