A-State and Miami settle football lawsuit

A-State and Miami settle football lawsuit
The University of Miami and Arkansas State University have reportedly settled their lawsuit battle over a canceled game.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The University of Miami and Arkansas State University have settled their lawsuit battle over a canceled game.

According to Vice President for Strategic Communications & Economic Development Jeff Hankins, Miami will pay A-State $400,000 in the settlement over the canceled game last September, because of concerns about traveling back to South Florida with a hurricane looming.

The Miami Herald reports that UM believed it would have cost nearly $400,000, with legal fees and other costs, had the matter not been resolved, so that’s why UM settled at that amount.

The cancelled game will not be rescheduled.

The original contract had a $650,000 price tag for a cancellation.

“I am pleased that both lawsuits have been resolved and that this matter is now behind us. I believe this is a fair resolution of these issues.”
Brad Phelps, general counsel for the Arkansas State University System

Miami filed a counter-suit a few days later against A-State.

A-State and Miami then filed other suits asking for dismissal of each others lawsuit.

A copy of mediation agreement can be found here.

Region 8 News will continue to update this story.

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