Yep, Arkansas State Is Suing Miami
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Thursday came and went...
And the folks in Jonesboro, Arkansas are desiring their day in court over Miami not coming to honor their end of the deal in a home-and-home contract- even as Hurricane Irma bore down on the Florida coast...
Here's UM head coach Mark Richt telling everyone about the decision not to travel ahead of time to play the game in Jonesboro, thanks to the Miami Herald...
It's the "force majeure" clause that's coming into play here- the whole "act of God" thing- the Miami is using as their defense in this legal wrangling. Ark State is claiming an "unwillingness" to come up with a return date that's not a decade or so away to honor the back end of their deal.
KAIT-TV in Jonesboro has the details and copies of the suits, letters, and notifications. But the crux of the deal is this:
Arkansas State University has sued the University of Miami for $650,000 in liquidated damages, attorney fees, and court costs.
Brad Phelps General Counsel Arkansas State University System said, “It is unfortunate that we have reached this point, but Miami’s actions left us with no choice. We look forward to proceeding to trial."
Ark State has come up with research that 2020 and 2021 are open dates, but Miami is looking at something like 2024.
The HQ gets both sides in the argument and the ending should be interesting. But the HQ also doesn't think these two will be dance partners in anything else ever again once this is all said and done.