Pat Fitzgerald's attorneys set press conference to announce massive suit against Northwestern
Pat Fitzgerald will be suing Northwestern over his offseason termination.
Fitzgerald’s legal team has set a press conference for Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET. A massive, multimillion-dollar lawsuit is expected to be announced on behalf of the former Wildcats head coach.
Northwestern fired Fitzgerald on July 10 after hazing and abuse allegations in the football program. A probe of the allegations initially resulted in a suspension, but Fitzgerald was fired days later.
Fitzgerald had $40 million remaining on his contract at the time of his dismissal. Jim O’Donnell of the Daily Herald previously reported that Fitzgerald, 48, would also be seeking a large additional sum in future coaching income. The future number appears to be approximately $60 million, with reports the suit is seeking a gross recovery near $100 million.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald has reported that Pat Fitzgerald and his team will seek an estimated potential gross recovery nearing $100 million. https://t.co/J0vXcgRhIr
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) October 4, 2023
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg notes that Fitzgerald is not expected to be present at Thursday’s press conference.
Fitzgerald will not be attending the press conference.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) October 4, 2023
David Braun is Northwestern’s interim head coach. The Wildcats are 2-3 in 2023 ahead of the Week 6 contest against Howard on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.