When Auburn announced Sunday that head baseball coach Sunny Golloway had been fired with cause, conveniently freeing the Tigers from paying his buyout, there were two ways it could go: Quietly and with relative ease, or loudly and with a torrent of litigation and hurt feelings. Guess which way it's going.
Galloway: "I just want everybody to love my players. Everything else that happened will be handled by lawyers and such." #MGMAuburn— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) September 27, 2015
Yes, it looks like we could soon have a humdinger of a lawsuit by the name of Sunny Golloway vs. Auburn University. (Or something like that. It's more likely the athletics association gets sued.) And this doesn't seem like an idle threat of legal action right now; Golloway is saying the kind of things you say when you're ready to head to court.
Golloway on Auburn firing him "with cause": "Again, I did nothing wrong. This is me saying Jay Jacobs is wrong. Print it." #MGMAuburn— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) September 27, 2015
The practical effect of all this is simply going to be whether Auburn has to pay the buyout. Golloway's time as head coach of the Tigers' baseball program is done; all that's up in the air right now is just how ugly the final break will be.