Former Cougar Legend's Lawsuit Phi Slama Jama Dismissed
So Young had second thoughts and tried to rescind the contract, e-mailing the school and attempting to get out of it. But UH refused to accept the rescission, stating that Young had not followed proper procedures. The school still considered him to be an employee and continued to pay him.
Thus was the lawsuit filed, Young seeking to have the court rescind it. But that point was mooted when the school, following the provisions of the contract, terminated Young's contract, leaving no issue to be decided on by the court.
What happens next in this saga? Joseph Young transferred to Oregon. Michael Young's contract has been terminated. Despite Young's allegations, there do not appear to have been any NCAA investigations. There were no changes to the coaching staff and the school officially starts play in the brand-new American Athletic Conference next month.
Young's attorney has pledged to appeal the dismissal and questioned the wisdom of the judge in finding in the school's favor. But it's really hard to understand how the judge could rule differently because once UH terminated the contract, there was no action for the court to take because Young was asking the court to terminate the contract.
Instead of appealing, maybe Young's attorney should consider filing a proper lawsuit. Maybe sue for breach of contract because of the demotion. It just seems stupid and pointless to continue pursuing litigation centered on asking a court to rescind a contract that has already been terminated.
It's a shame that this all had to happen. That the name of a school legend had to be tarnished. That someone tried to punish a coach for having a say in who is part of his staff. That the state had to waste taxpayer dollars defending the university. But ultimately it's all just a shame because now the identity of the unknown man will never be known.