Thursday, April 29, 2010

AG Finds No Crime in Bellotti Contract

Posted By on Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 11:50 PM


Oregon Attorney John Kroger announced today that his office will not be filing criminal charges against the University of Oregon over its handling of the dismissal of former football coach and athletic director Mike Bellotti, who was given a roughly $2.3 million severance earlier this year by the school. Bellotti was working without a contract at the time of the generous payout. In a press release issued Thursday morning, Kroger said the university had exposed itself to “substantial legal risk” by allowing Bellotti to work without a written contract. Because of that legal risk, Kroger said it was not unreasonable for the school to settle the matter. Bellotti left the school to take a job with ESPN after the university’s new president Richard Lariviere informed him privately that it would be cutting ties with the popular coach turned AD. Lariviere has subsequently said that the university needed someone with more business experience than Bellotti to run the school's athletic department (aka cash cow). Hmmm. Maybe it's time to pick up the Swoosh Phone and call Uncle Phil.

  • Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by The Source Staff

Latest in The Beacon

  • Winter Fest Gets Road Trip Props

    A national online magazine/blog has given Bend’s WinterFest a nod as one of the Top 10 winter festival destinations for road tripping families. Road Trip For Families published a piece this week identifying WinterFest among the nation’s must-see winter celebrations alongside such well known festivals as St.
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • Chris Horner To Host Mass Road Bike Tour in Bend

    Bend native and Tour de France star Chris Horner has teamed up with Visit Bend on a new charity bike event to be held in August this year. The event, which will be hosted by Horner and organized in part by Visit Bend, the city’s tourism bureau, is dubbed the Cascade Gran Fondo, and modeled on similar mass participation rides that are popular in Italy.
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Big Cheese: Appointing or electing Bend's mayor

    Oran Teater asks why Bend, Oregon doesn't elect its mayor.
    • Jan 6, 2011
  • More »

© 2016 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation