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David Beaty’s lawyer: Former KU football coach did not break NCAA rules

An attorney for former Kansas football coach David Beaty reiterated Wednesday his client’s stance that he did not break NCAA rules.

Michael Lyons, who was part of the Deans & Lyons LLC team that submitted Beaty’s lawsuit against KU Athletics, said Beaty has maintained his innocence throughout his communication with KU over the past few months. The athletic department has yet to pay Beaty’s $3 million buyout after he was fired in November, announcing Tuesday that possible NCAA infractions were discovered during exit interviews at the end of the 2018 football season.

If that were the case, KU could claim Beaty’s firing was for cause, which would void the $3 million payout in his contract.