Former Louisiana-Lafayette coach wins suit over firing

Updated: October 19, 2007, 10:22 AM ET
Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. -- The first black head football coach at any major Louisiana university has won a $2 million judgment in a lawsuit claiming that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette fired him because of his race, not because his teams lost 80 percent of their games.

Jurors found that Jerry Baldwin's race wasn't the only reason he lost the job, but was among the reasons. University officials broke his contract and inflicted emotional distress through negligence, according to the jury ...

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