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Pokey Chatman lawyers up, wants more money

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Terence Mann, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Terence Mann

    Terence Mann Member


    LSU rushed to judgment and never talked to Coach Pokey Chatman about allegations of misconduct with former players before conducting a “surprise, unscheduled meeting” on March 7 to force her resignation, her attorney says in a letter.

    Chatman is seeking $800,000 for the remaining two years on her contract plus damages, according to a Friday letter from Chatman’s attorney, Mary Olive Pierson, to LSU Systems General Counsel Raymond Lamonica.
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Okay, but didn't she have her lawyer look at the letter she signed first?

    If not, then shame on her.
  3. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Seems like two possible outcomes here.

    1. She was wrongly accused, or what she did wasn't unethical in the coaching world, and she gets a shitload of punitive money for discrimination.
    2. She did something wrong, and she's going to humiliate herself in court and make a bad situation worse.

    Either way, this should be intriguing.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Louisiana taxpayes should be outraged.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Made for TV movie!!!
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    The Pokey Chatman story, starring Regina King as the disgraced coach, Vivica A. Fox as the spurned assistant and Chris Rock as Sylvia Fowles.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And Larry Mathers, as The Beaver
  8. Terence Mann

    Terence Mann Member

    Pierson described Berry’s allegations as “unsubstantiated hearsay” and “stories,” and the attorney blames the university for not adequately checking out whether there was substance to the claims. The letter also says the alleged misconduct occurred while Chatman was an assistant coach.

    Chatman, 37, began as LSU assistant coach for the 1992-93 season and was promoted to head coach during the 2003-04 season.

    Berry either held onto the information for years, or didn't find out until years later.
  9. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Or Danny Fortson as Sylvia Fowles. They are the same height and weight, I think.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Can't wait for #2.
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    The Beaver plays Herself
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    If No. 1 is the case then there are a lot of women's hoops coaches out there hoping this doesn't got to trial.
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