Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
The legal case between LSU and former defensive coordinator John Chavis will continue on after a Baton Rouge appeals court denied Chavis' motion to dismiss the case. Per The Advocate:
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The First Circuit Court of Appeals denied the now-Texas A&M defensive coordinator’s motion to dismiss the case. Jill Craft, the coach’s lawyer, filed the motion in August requesting that LSU’s suit against Chavis be dismissed because the school altered language in Chavis’ contract. Craft used depositions from former coach Les Miles and athletic director Joe Alleva, among others, in the motion.

The ruling extends this legal wrangling, now 25-months old, in the 19th Judicial District Court in East Baton Rouge Parish. The bitter fight between Chavis and the university is over a $400,000 buyout the school says he owes for leaving, in December 2014, before the buyout clause in his contract ended.
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TaderSalad88 months
My :sources: indicate that the battle is over 35 cases of twinkies that he ran off with when he rolled out.
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Hope Seternal88 months
It "Continues"; it doesn't "Continue on".
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whoyodaddy88 months
The language change did occur- but it had NO effect on the substantive meaning of the contract. This protracted legal course centers on inconsequential BS that doesn't see the forest, for the trees. No other country in the world has such an ineffectual legal system in which the real point is missed. The REAL point is that Chavis was caught recruiting in TAM clothing for TAM -while being paid by LSU. End of story. He got caught; he should shut up and move on. Another point is that this again illustrates that the only true winners in a US lawsuit are the lawyers. The last point is to not use Jill Craft as legal counsel.
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TampaTiger2288 months
F Chavis
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Hangit88 months
Maybe whoever altered the contract can pay all of LSU's legal fees out of their own pocket. That was, hands down, the most stupid thing anybody involved in this has done. A crackhead hood-rat is smarter than that
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Lsu10120588 months
Hopefully his legal defense can finish out a game better than his coaching could.
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KennabraTiger88 months
He should pay back LSU for all the third and longs his defense gave up
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whoyodaddy88 months
Tennessee is already trying to get restitution for their third and longs. We are SO LUCKY not to have that imbecile around.
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OzChuffnugg88 months
I wonder what happens first, this legal battle end or his players finally tackle Guice. Knowing Chavis he will have the case won, but right at the end he will tell his lawyer to go into prevent and he will find a way to lose.
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DaBeerz88 months
Meanwhile the lawyers have probably made more than 400,000
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emanresu88 months
His lawyer is almost unquestionably working on contingency fee basis.
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dgnx688 months
"LSU admitted to altering Chavis’ contract in court on December 2015." Joe showing what a bang up job he's done. Actively sabotaging the program.
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Stud Bud88 months
Good
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Shiftyplus188 months
Guice ran for 285 yards, an LSU record. Against Chavis D. In College Station. Suck it fat boy.
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CalTiger5388 months
Chavis needs to pay, he is too dishonest.
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Restomod88 months
Jill Craft... Lol
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LSU31688 months
It would be awesome if he's fired from aTm before this suit finishes then he loses and has to pay out of his own pocket....I know it's a drop in the bucket for him but still.
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Lexman188 months
The university needs to drop the suit against Chavis. He already paid us by leaving, as did Steele. It opened the door for Aranda! I'd say that's worth at least $400,000 easy!
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Whynotme88 months
Agreed! Guess your reasonable logic is lost on some posters to this site.
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roger7988 months
Hell, no. Essentially, he quit on LSU and was working for A&M while he was still under contract to LSU. Screw his fat arse.
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recruitnik88 months
Yep. LSU will spend more fighting this than they'll get. It's just a pissing contest.
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