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Arkansas State to sue Miami if payment not received for cancelled 2017 game

Arkansas State University may soon file a lawsuit against the University of Miami over a football game that was canceled during the 2017 season, according to KAIT News in Jonesboro.

Arkansas State University may soon file a lawsuit against the University of Miami over a football game that was canceled during the 2017 season, according to KAIT News in Jonesboro.

KAIT broke the story Monday morning after they received a letter from A-State indicating Miami would be required to pay the Red Wolves $650,000 by Thursday, February 15.

However, the letter also indicated Miami had no intention of paying A-State during a telephone conversation.

Unless Miami changes course on or before February 15, 2018, we will begin the process of filing a lawsuit against the University of Miami in the appropriate Arkansas state court.

ASU System General Counsel Brad Phelps has the following statement:

It is very unfortunate that we have been unable to resolve this matter, and we remain hopeful this can be worked out without the need for litigation. Ultimately that will be up to the University of Miami.


Full A-State letter:

Full Miami letter to A-State:

Contract for A-State, Miami football game:




JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Arkansas State University may file a lawsuit against the University of Miami over a football game that was cancelled during the 2017 season.

A letter released to Region 8 News from A-State indicates Miami must pay the Red Wolves $650,000 by Thursday, Feb. 15.

However, the letter also indicated Miami had no intention of paying the sum during a telephone conversation.

The letter concluded:

Unless Miami changes course on or before February 15, 2018, we will begin the process of filing a lawsuit against the University of Miami in the appropriate Arkansas state court.

ASU System General Counsel Brad Phelps has the following statement:

It is very unfortunate that we have been unable to resolve this matter, and we remain hopeful this can be worked out without the need for litigation. Ultimately that will be up to the University of Miami.

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