Former West Virginia head football coach Rich Rodriguez has been fired from the University of Arizona amid claims of alleged sexual harassment.
According to USA Today, a former administrative assistant has threatened to file a lawsuit against Rodriguez after an outside investigation by the school into an allegation of workplace misconduct found no wrongdoing on the part of the Arizona coach. Rodriguez reportedly “cooperated fully” with the investigation.
Tucson.com reports that a $7.5 million notice of claim was filed with the state’s attorney general’s office alleging that the UA’s football coach ran a hostile workplace and sexually harassed a former employee.
The University released a statement on Tuesday night, ““After conducting a thorough evaluation of our football program and its leadership, both on and off the field, President Robbins and I feel it is in the best interest of the University of Arizona and our athletics department to go in a new direction,” Athletic director Dave Heeke said in a statement.
Rodriguez’s name has always been one of interest to Mountaineer fans since leaving WVU in 2007 for Michigan.