Former Washington State coach Nick Rolovich is in search of a hefty sum of cash from the college over his firing as head coach final October.
Rolovich has filed a $25 million tort declare towards Washington State for wrongful termination, in line with Adam Jude of the Seattle Occasions. Rolovich was fired for trigger after refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, which was mandated for all state staff by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Rolovich, who’s Catholic, sought a spiritual exemption, however that was denied.
Rolovich’s declare was filed on April 27. No formal lawsuit had been filed towards the college itself as of Tuesday.
As a result of he was fired for trigger, Washington State was not obligated to pay Rolovich the rest of the cash owed on his contract. He initially signed a five-year take care of the college that may have paid him roughly $15 million over the course of the contract. The 43-year-old wound up teaching simply 11 video games for the college earlier than his dismissal, going 5-6. He has not coached at any stage since.