Arizona Fires Football Coach Over Assault Claim
By Bill Strange
January 3, 2018
The Arizona Wildcats are parting ways with head football coach Rich Rodriguez after investigating a claim of sexual harassment against him. They have fired the 54-year-old after 6 seasons. The university began investigating the allegation in October. The school issued a statement saying, after conducting a thorough evaluation of the program on and off the field, it's in the university's best interest to go in a new direction. Rodriguez also issued a statement admitting to having an extramarital affair with someone not affiliated with the university. He also denies any sexual harassment.
"Rich Rod" was 43-and-35 with the Wildcats.