When Rich Rodriguez bolted West Virginia for Michigan, he apparently practiced a little scorched-earth policy of his own.
Dan Cash of WKZO-AM tips us to a report from the CHARLESTON GAZETTE that Rodriguez reportedly “destroyed all or most of the paperwork files relating to every player on the current Mountaineer roster, and virtually all of the activities conducted by the program over the past seven years.”
The West Virginia coaching staff discovered the missing documents after returning from the Fiesta Bowl, saying the paperwork could have been pilfered at anytime between Dec. 16 and Jan. 3 - possiby by Coach Rod.
Sources have said that they saw Rodriguez & another person shredding documents in his office around Dec. 18, when Rich was clearing out for his move to Ann Arbor.
The missing files contained personal information on players, recruiting, boosters, finances - even info on summer camps and strength & conditioning evaluations.
If the accusations turn out to be true, Rodriguez could be charged with destroying state property. It could also help the state’s case in getting its $4 million for Rich bailing out on his contract.
And you think Mountaineer fans are p.o.’ed now. Arleen Rodriguez better get some body armor.