Members of the Connecticut legislature’s Higher Education Committee said the University of Connecticut won’t receive any additional funds if its forced to pay the remaining $10 million to men’s basketball head coach, Kevin Ollie.
Ollie was fired over the weekend before his contract agreement expired.
A UConn spokesperson told the Hartford Courant the school will contest that Coach Ollie isn’t owed the $10 million because he was fired with “just cause.”
The men’s basketball team is currently under investigation involving impermissible summer practices being held during the off-season.
Democratic Senator Beth Bye, co-chair of the Education Committee, told the Courant that the state doesn’t have an extra $10 million to give UConn.
Ollie said in a statement to ESPN that he would contest UConn’s decision late Saturday. Ollie will meet with UConn Athletic Director David Benedict soon to discuss his contract agreement.