FAU football coach Lane Kiffin, the university and the state of Florida are being sued by former Alabama wide receiver Antonio “A.C.” Carter, according to a report from SECCountry.com.
The lawsuit claims Carter was misled about a job so the Owls could take advantage of his relationship with a targeted recruit.
After allegedly being offered a job, Carter and his wife quit their jobs and moved closer to the campus. That’s when Carter became involved with the recruiting, but he was ultimately declined the job after a recruit he was close to signed with the program on National Signing Day.
FAU reportedly told Carter he did not receive the job because of two prior misdemeanors that were uncovered during a background check.
From the report:
The one-year position was assistant strength and conditioning coach, while also working with the wide receivers during practices. It came with a $40,000 salary plus potential bonuses, and $4,000 to cover relocation expenses.
Carter claims that after being assured by Kiffin that his employment was “done,” he and his wife quit their jobs and he traveled to campus to help the Owls on National Signing Day. He specifically was tasked with recruiting the previously mentioned prospect and two others who FAU successfully signed.
The lawsuit doesn’t mention the primary recruit by name, but it refers to him as being a former 4-star prospect who at one point signed a letter of intent with Florida, became a junior college player and hailed from Carter’s hometown of Tallahassee, Fla.
Carter is seeking financial damages in the lawsuit, but the full amount was not disclosed.
This isn’t exactly a good look for Lane and company.
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