Rich Rodriguez has hostile workplace claim filed against him
Rich Rodriguez’s future as Arizona’s head football coach is in question after a hostile workplace claim was filed against him with the state’s attorney general, according to a report.
USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported on Tuesday night that Arizona was considering firing Rodriguez due to on-field performance. But Wolken added that workplace misconduct claims were also a concern.
The Tucson Star shed more light on the claims. They say a multi-million dollar claim was filed last Thursday with the state’s attorney general office alleging that Rodriguez ran a hostile workplace.
Notice of claim to Attorney General's office is a sexual harassment/hostile work place claim against Rich Rodriguez
— Greg Hansen (@ghansen711) January 3, 2018
Wolken claims the University of Arizona hired a law firm last fall to investigate Rodriguez for potential workplace misconduct. The probe determined there was no misconduct, but that did not stop the administrative assistant from filing a claim.
Rodriguez, 54, has been Arizona’s football coach since 2012. He has gone 43-35 and has achieved similar results to previous coach Mike Stoops. Rodriguez’s Wildcats went 10-4 in 2014 and made the Fiesta Bowl, but they slipped to 3-9 a year ago.
Rodriguez is due a significant bonus in March, so Arizona would be saving around $3 million if they fire him before then.