UofL interim president accuses Jurich of "intimidation and bullying" in released letter

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT)- University of Louisville interim President Greg Postel has released details in a letter explaining why the board of trustees voted to fire athletics director Tom Jurich.

In the letter, Postel says Jurich did not perform the duties of an athletic director and vice president.

In the letter, Postel says, "Your own willful misconduct has also been demonstrated through ineffective management, divisive leadership, unprofessional conduct, and a lack of collegiality best characterized as intimidation and bullying."

Postel went on to accuse Jurich of a "consistent and willful lack of supervision of head coaches."

After the letter was released, Jurich's public relations firm called the letter a smear tactic and said his attorneys would represent Jurich and defend his rights listed in his contract.

Tom Jurich received a 16-year contract from the school in 2007. Jurich's taxable income of $5,342,745 in 2016 included a net pay of $1,947,934; an annuity of $1.8 million.

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