Controversial SEC lawsuit dismissed

John Chavis. (AP)

John Chavis. (AP)

The ugly divorce between LSU and former defensive coordinator John Chavis will have to play out in someone else’s court, a Texas judge ruled on Tuesday.

From the Associated Press:

A judge in Bryan ruled the coach’s lawsuit does not belong in Texas. Lawyers for LSU had raised jurisdiction issues.

Chavis left the Tigers for Texas A&M after a forgettable 2014 season, perhaps for a bigger paycheck?

Complicating matters is Chavis’ contract with LSU, which is apparently open to interpretation. Ross Dellenger of The Advocate reports LSU claims Chavis owes $400,000 for breaking his contract. Chavis says he’s owed $200,000 from LSU in paid vacation.

Let’s sue each other!

That’s what Chavis and LSU did, with Chavis suing in Texas and the Tigers suing in Louisiana.

The controversy between the SEC West rivals should make for plenty of fun storylines when LSU and Texas A&M square off in the regular season finale on Nov. 28.

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