facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Coach pay may bring unwanted attention

Jan. 4, 2007 at 1:32 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Some college officials say the $4 million contract awarded to football coach Nick Saban by the University of Atlanta could bring government scrutiny.

The payout will make Saban the country's highest paid college football coach, beating out the $3.45 million earned this season by Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, USA Today reported Thursday.

"I'm concerned ... about the finances and how it will affect the rest of us in the years to come," said Louisiana State University Athletics Director Skip Bertman. "Congress is already talking about 'What can we do?' And presidents are saying 'What can we do?' This will not just fuel the fire. This will set off all the alarms."

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee previously made rumblings about an inquiry into coach salaries and whether tax exempt status should be retained for athletic departments that bring in nearly $105 million in revenue.

© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
ESPN reports on Michael Sam's showering habits, gets slammed
2
NFL upholds 1-year suspension of Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon
3
Argonauts come calling on Tiger-Cats
4
American League Game Summary - Minnesota at Kansas City
5
Heat sign veteran G Shannon Brown
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback