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'Media silence' offered for $500,000

Updated: November 4, 2009, 8:52 PM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- University of New Mexico president David Schmidly said Wednesday that an attorney representing an assistant football coach sent a letter offering "continued media silence" in exchange for a $500,000 settlement in a dispute with head football coach Mike Locksley.

Schmidly said the overture was rejected.

"I outright refused it," Schmidly said during a news conference. "I turned the letter over to our legal staff and told them the answer is no."

Julian Haffner, ...

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