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Grambling State University sued by head football coach Doug Williams

By Kyle Barnett | Apr 23, 2012


GRAMBLING – The head football coach at Grambling State University is suing over his contract with the school.

Doug Williams filed suit on April 13 against GSU, GSU president Frank Poche and the University of Louisiana system.

Williams claims the school is not honoring his full contract and pulled a "bait and switch" by asking him to renegotiate his contract only a year after he signed on.

Williams was hired in February 2011 for his second stint as head coach at the university. He played at the university before going on to a career in the NFL where he was named Super Bowl MVP as quarterback for the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII in 1988. Williams is the only black quarterback to have won a Super Bowl.

Williams led the GSU Tigers to an 8-4 record last year and won the Southwest Athletic Conference. He has been continuing his coaching duties as GSU football began spring training earlier this month.

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