Rich Rod’s Lawyer Compares Buyout To Slavery

A lawyer for Rich Rodriguez says his client’s legal battle with West Virginia University is similar to a slave trying to buy his freedom.

Rich Rodriguez slave poster

As Michigan’s new football coach fights the school over a $4 million buyout, the CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL picks up a quote from Marv Robon, one of Coach Rod’s attorneys, who equates the Mountaineers’ monetary demand with the high price of fleeing from shackles & bonds in the 19th century:

“It’s like back before the Civil War when slaves had the right to buy their freedom. A penalty of $4 million is almost like a slave from Africa trying to buy his freedom in America. I think it’s an outrageous amount. It’s just not fair and it’s not related to any damages the university is suffering.”

Um, we’re not so sure that the contract problems of a Division I college football coach can compare to the decades of suffering & humility of an entire race. Especially since said coach is a well-off white guy.

Then again, since Rich’s arrival in Ann Arbor, plenty of Wolverine players have already emancipated themselves.

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