Former Savannah State Coach Claims Victory in Lawsuit

Nov 23, 2011 - LegalZoom News Source
A former Savannah State head coach claimed victory in a lawsuit in which he alleged he was discriminated.

A lawsuit filed against Savannah State University by its former football coach, Robby Wells, was recently dismissed after the two sides settled.

Wells filed the lawsuit against the historically black school for firing him because of racial prejudice. The former coach alleged he was fired after he recruited five white players for the school in February 2010, which turned into a public case with Wells appearing on national broadcasts to discuss the issue.

The school said he was fired for not following athletic department procedures and possibly violating NCAA rules.

According to Wells, a settlement was reached for an undisclosed amount, USA Today reported. At a November 21 news conference, both parties read conciliatory statements but did not provide details as to the settlement. The five white players had their promised athletic scholarships taken from them as a result of the lawsuit.

Wells is now considering a run for president of the United States as an independent.