Ex-Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald Sues Northwestern For $130M

Former Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is suing the university for $130 million for wrongful termination. He was fired this year in the midst of a hazing scandal. Fitzgerald’s lawyer Dan Webb says the whistle-blower who initially brought the allegations had a grudge and wanted to make false claims. Northwestern officials reportedly told Fitzgerald initially this summer that if he accepted a short suspension there would be no termination. A few days later, he was fired after the student newspaper publicized details of the allegations.