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West Virginia sues, seeking $4 million buyout in Rodriguez's contract

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia University's Board of
Governors is suing former football coach Rich Rodriguez to
collect a $4 million buyout of his contract with the school.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Monongalia County Circuit Court, states
the university believes Rodriguez doesn't intend to abide by the
contract.

The buyout clause requires Rodriguez to pay $4 million to West Virginia
over a two-year period, with one-third of the total due 30 days
after his employment's termination. His resignation was effective
Dec. 19.

Rodriguez's agent, Mike Brown, declined to comment on the
lawsuit.

Rodriguez went to Michigan after seven seasons in Morgantown,
where he led West Virginia to four Big East championships and a
60-26 record.