Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Ohio Court Awards Former Ohio State Coach.
Former Ohio State head basketball coach Jim O’Brien has been awarded more than $2,000,000 in damages for being wrongfully fired in 2004.
Earlier, the Ohio Court of Claims ruled Jim O’Brien was wrongfully fired. On Wednesday the court awarded him a total of $2,250,000 plus interest in damages.
The amount of interest will be determined when a final judgment is made in the case. O’Brien sued Ohio State University after he was fired in June 2004 for giving a potential recruit’s mother a $6,000 loan in 1998. In a prepared statement, OSU Vice President, Christopher Culley, says the university stands by its decision to dismiss O’Brien, and expects the court’s decision will be appealed.