- Aug 21, 2011
Just flashed across my phone. First exit payment I guess. We want ze money Lebowski
I’m sure the contracts say they do it. Every league has done it. Just funny.This is actually not a boneheaded move on their part. However, stuff like this, combined with Aresco’s totally no angry public comments all add up to not looking too good if this should end up being in court.
UConn already sent the first installment of the exit fee ($2.5m) w/ the withdrawal letter on July 1.According to an older Courant article, UConn was required to pay $2.5 million upon notice of withdrawal, so I could see the argument for keeping $2.5 million in escrow and negotiate that this is the $2.5 million required upon notice.
It will be interesting to see how the FB season plays out Nell. There were teams that could have put 100 up on us last year. I hope we are ready and improved. After the Temple game last year when HCRE and the Temple coach shook hands the Temple coach and a member of his staff were cracking up after HCRE left. Temple has a new coach now but I think we have to be ready for "no prisoners" from AAC opponents.
It is spiteful because the AAC knows it is taking a big hit with UConn leaving. UConn football had some very bad years but the conference is G5. UCF wasn't seeing the championship with or without UConn on its schedule.
And this might do exactly that if the American bylaws don’t allow for the withholding of payments during the 27 month exit period. Connecticut could argue that the AAC has breached it’s a contract with us and that we will be damaged further unless we are allowed to leave.Whatever expedites this
I feel like its pretty much a lock we are playing AAC football in 2020. Aresco (not mad) is not returning phone calls, holding tight to the bylaws - wont even talk to the school.Does this mean we can start scheduling for 2020?