Employee, On The Job!
THE BARNER VERMIN HALL OF SHAME
A TRAVESTY OF
JUSTICE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Is it great to be an Auburn Tiger right
The collegiate sports world is refreshing when compared to the world of
Last week, the Auburn athletic department has disgraced the name of
the idea of sportsmanship and the importance of
Terry Bowden ran out on his team last year; at least that's what
administrators have said and stuck with since that Friday night in late
then, is the University giving the man more than $600,000, two cars, gas
for each, a house and who knows what
Administrators should ask the School of Nursing and students majoring
whether we should be shelling out such large amounts of money
However, the University is not paying Bowden for his coaching services, it
word. A clause of the buyout agreement is "Bowden can make
that can be construed as negative or derogatory toward Auburn,
department or its employees, or the Board of Trustees." If he does,
word spread that the athletic department exercised its "contractual right"
the Florida State football game scheduled for next season, all the
sucked right out of my body.
Are we so
scared of the Noles that we will graciously throw $500,000 their
so they will
have mercy on
Athletics Director David Housel claims it is not about Florida State, but
turmoil and controversy" that will surround the game. If that were the
should have "exercised its contractual right to buyout" of the Louisiana
Central Florida, Georgia, and Alabama games last year because
Probably the most sickening act of the athletic department was its
reneging on a
promise made to the children belonging to the 4-H Club and and Project
Before the men's basketball team's Cinderella season began, young boys and
Auburn-Opelika area were told they would be treated to a men's
However, once the wins started coming, and the money rolled in, the
department thought it would be profitable to sell the block of tickets
these groups. They told the children they would make it up by sending
women's basketball game.
they told Terry Bowden they would make it up by paying him his
giving him two cars and a
similarly the way they told Florida State they would make it up by giving
David Housel and the athletic department, you have temporarily changed
the Auburn Weasels. How are you going to make it up to the
You have shown how business can corrupt a team, school and spirit.
always told me, "If you don't have your word, you have
Congratulations Auburn. I said, Is it great to be an Auburn Tiger?
Former Auburn defensive coordinator still on
The Associated Press 2/21/99
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- With no written job
description but an annual review of his
former Auburn defensive coordinator
Wayne Hall is still drawing a six-figure salary four
after he was fired by then-coach Terry
Bowden, the Mobile Register reported Sunday.
The newspaper said the Auburn athletic
department is still paying $110,000 a year to
who was fired after the 1995 season by
Bowden, who quit last season and received his
settlement recently. University spokesman
Pete Pepinsky said Athletic Director David
told him there was no written job
description for Hall's position.
Hall has been asked to maintain contact with Auburn University athletes
gone on to professional sports,"
Pepinsky told the Register. "As these athletes re-negotiate
contracts --some of which represent millions
of dollars -- Wayne Hall keeps the needs of
their alma mater in their minds."
Pepinsky said Hall receives no money from the Greater Auburn Fund, the
organization that handles most of
the university's alumni fund-raising. The fund currently
$11.4 million in its coffers, $5.6 million
of which has been earmarked for new
The rest of the money is
available to supplement the Athletics Department.
Pepinsky said Housel told him that Hall's
contract is being reviewed, "as it is every
" Through Pepinsky, Housel said,
"Additional, more specific duties of a developmental
will be outlined if the contract is
extended. " Hall owns and operates Coach's
Co. in Auburn, Hall spent 15
years at Auburn as an assistant, helping coach Pat Dye
four Southeastern Conference championships
and Bowden go undefeated in 1993.
athletic department has come under fire recently for a lucrative
settlement with Bowden
and a $500,000 buyout
of next season's scheduled date with Florida State.
received a settlement worth $620,000,
the use of an $825,000 lakeside home for the
five years and the use of two cars he had
before quitting in midseason last year.