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Arizona Fires Rich Rodriguez Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Reports broke earlier tonight that a lawsuit will be filed against the former West Virginia head coach this week

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Current Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez may not hold that position this time next week, or even tomorrow, as first reported by USA Today’s Dan Wolken.

Wolken also broke the news of a troubling allegation behind the scenes that led the University of Arizona to perform an internal investigation into the former West Virginia head coach. While the University found no misconduct in their investigation, a former administrative assistant has now filed a Notice of Claim to the Arizona Attorney General against Rodriguez, citing sexual harassment and an hostile work environment, according to the Arizona Daily Star’s Greg Hansen.

While Rodriguez has not been a part of the West Virginia program in the past ten years - since leaving for Michigan after the 2007 season - we feel this story is still relevant to our reader’s interests, and will continue to stay on top of any breaking news.

UPDATE (10:30 PM ET): And he’s gone. This one is only going to get messier from this point forward.

UPDATE #2 (11:30PM ET): Rodriguez has issued a statement regarding his dismissal from the University of Arizona and the sexual harassment allegations by a former assistant.