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Kentucky sues Gillispie

Updated: May 28, 2009, 8:45 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky countersued fired men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie on Thursday, claiming it doesn't owe him pay because he never signed a contract.

The employment dispute escalated when the university filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court in Kentucky, one day after Gillispie filed his own claim in Dallas, asking for $6 million in lost salary and undisclosed punitive damages, attorneys' fees and court costs.

Gillispie, who was fired March 27, ...

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