LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – The legal counsel for former UofL Athletic Director Tom Jurich addressed the media and discussed the allegations made in UofL’s letter of termination to Jurich on Wednesday.
Jurich's counsel said the claim that Jurich was a bully and was non-compliant during his tenure as UofL Athletic Director are "over the top."
Jurich’s lawyers said on Tuesday that UofL’s termination letter was “an attempt to smear the reputation of Tom Jurich."
UofL Interim President Greg Postel's termination letter said Jurich was responsible for promoting "zero tolerance" for infractions and that over the years Jurich failed to do so. Postel goes on to say Jurich failed to supervise head coaches and demonstrated ineffective management, divisive leadership, unprofessional conduct, and lack of collegiality.
Jurich's termination happened after the FBI announced they were investigating corruption and fraud across the country involving multiple college basketball programs. One of the programs included the UofL men's basketball program.
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