Earl Holmes, who was fired as Florida A&M football coach the week leading up to the school’s homecoming game, has filed a lawsuit against the university citing wrongful termination.
The five-count civil lawsuit will include breach of contract, a breaking of a good-faith and fair deal and negligent misrepresentation on the part of the university.
Holmes was paid $200,000 annually and was in the second year of a four-year contract.
Holmes was fired and the team’s assistant coaches were given 60-day non-renewal notices.
Holmes was 6-16 after taking over for the retired Joe Taylor in 2012.
After a lengthy search to replace him, the school hired Alex Wood on Dec. 23.