Tubby Smith and the Universityof Minnesota owe Jimmy Williams 1.25 million dollars after the jury decided to side with Williams. From the star tribune, here are some key accusations that led to the decision by the jury.
Two crucial moments came Tuesday. One when Smith became angry under cross-examination and pointed at Williams, saying he had a duty to disclose the previous problems at the U.
Williams then said Smith was lying when he denied offering him the job.
The U of M should be okay financially considering they have insurance for these types of cases. An important aspect of the case is that Williams worked under the University for a number of years after his violations, so it proves that they weren't a big deal. Also, Smith knows Williams very well and must have known about them before he offered the job.