Academic side pays half the cost of NCAA investigation

9/29/2011: Why is the academic side of UO paying “The Cleaner” to defend Chip Kelly in an NCAA investigation? Shouldn’t the athletic department pay for this? From Ken Goe in the Oregonian:

The University of Oregon’s general counsel’s office and athletic department are sharing the cost for the specialty law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King, according to documents obtained by The Oregonian. …

Under terms of an agreement that began March 7 and expires Friday, the law firm can charge UO up to $150,000. Geller wrote that the general counsel’s office has funds budgeted for “outside counsel services.” “For the agreement with Bond, Schoeneck & King, the services are a shared responsibility between the General Counsel’s office and the Athletics Department,” he wrote. …

Documents approved by Jamie Moffitt, executive senior associate athletic director, show the athletic department would pay half of the legal bills from Bond, Schoeneck & King for March, April, June and July. 

The agreement that expires Friday is here, it will be replaced with a new one. Here’s one of the docs:

I first asked for the accounting documents back in July. Geller replied by claiming that none of the money spent on Glazier was available for academic matters. Of course it was, until he spent it.

Then Geller and Public Records Officer Liz Denecke spent almost 3 months stalling the release of the records that showed that the academic side was stuck with half the cost. Thet are still stalling release of the invoices that show what Mike Glazier has been doing for the money we are paying him. Not exactly transparent.

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