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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Shannon, Miami settle pay dispute

Randy Shannon will not be fighting the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes in a courtroom.
The university said Tuesday that a breach-of-contract lawsuit the former Hurricanes football coach filed in late April over money he said he was denied after his firing has been settled. Financial terms of the settlement were not released, largely because Shannon's contract with the school required him to keep such details confidential.

The lawsuit was filed in Miami on April 27.

"Contract issues between the University of Miami and Randy Shannon have been fully, fairly and amicably resolved," the university said in a statement. "We are grateful for Coach Shannon's service as a player, assistant and head coach. Coach Shannon will always be a Miami Hurricane."

Shannon's attorneys and the university began working on settlement terms several weeks ago.

Shannon was fired Nov. 27, 2010, after going 28-22 in four seasons with the Hurricanes. Earlier that year, he and the school agreed on an extension that would have kept him under contract through January 2014.

Shannon's attorneys and the university began working on settlement terms several weeks ago.

Shannon was fired Nov. 27, 2010 after going 28-22 in four seasons with the Hurricanes. Earlier that year, he and the school agreed on an extension that would have kept him under contract through January 2014.

In the lawsuit, Shannon said it was the university's assertion that since he was fired less than one full year after that deal went into effect, the Hurricanes could reduce the amount of money he was guaranteed. Shannon said the school was only paying him about five-sixths of what he has been owed in monthly installments, calling it an "amount overpaid."


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