JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University has filed a lawsuit against the University of Miami over a football game that was canceled during the 2017 season.
In a lawsuit filed Friday afternoon in Craighead County Circuit Court, Arkansas State University has sued the University of Miami for $650,000 in liquidated damages, attorney fees, and court costs.
Brad Phelps General Counsel Arkansas State University System said, "It is unfortunate that we have reached this point, but Miami's actions left us with no choice. We look forward to proceeding to trial."
A complete copy of the lawsuit is below:
A letter released to Region 8 News from A-State indicated Miami was supposed to pay the Red Wolves $650,000 by Thursday, Feb. 15. The amount was based on a contract signed between the universities in 2013.
However, an A-State official said Friday morning, "The university has not received payment and is assessing its options."
Furthermore, the letter indicated Miami had no intention of paying the sum during a telephone conversation.
The letter concluded:
ASU System General Counsel Brad Phelps had the following statement:
Full A-State letter:
Full Miami letter to A-State:
Contract for A-State, Miami football game: