In sports news, its common to hear about coaches who leave one program for the next, often breaking their contract to do so. This time, somebody is getting sued. In Tennessee Football, Inc. v. Lane Kiffin, University of Southern California, the Tennessee Titans sued the new USC football coach for “inducement of breach of contract” and tortious interference with contractual relations claiming that Coach Kiffin and USC induced Tennessee Titans’ running back coach Kennedy Pola to breach his contract with Tennessee by convincing him to coach at USC instead.
Clay Travis at AOL Fanhouse gives a great synopsis of the case and other details surrounding it. Time will tell whether the outcome of this lawsuit will change how contracts are treated in collegiate and professional sports, but it will be a great spectator event over the next year or two.