Former Southern U. athletics director who was fired after his arrest in prostitution sting, sues school for breach of contract
April 19, 2011
Former Southern University Athletic Director Greg LaFleur, who was fired three days after his April 3 arrest on a misdemeanor prostitution count in Houston, is suing the school for breach of contract.
LaFleur contends in a lawsuit that Southern fired him “before giving him written notice and an opportunity to refute the alleged cause’’ for his termination.
“The cause alleged by Southern … does not constitute just cause, good cause, reasonable cause, or other cause,’’ the suit, filed against the Southern University Board of Supervisors, alleges.
LaFleur, 52, is seeking damages, including his base salary for the remainder of his contract, which he says was to expire June 30, 2013.
Southern System spokeswoman Katara Williams said Monday the university had not been served with the suit, had not seen it and could not comment.
LaFleur’s attorney, Scott Wilson, could not be reached for comment.
LaFleur, a former LSU tight end and native of Ville Platte, was attending the NCAA men’s Final Four in Houston seeking potential candidates for the vacant Southern men’s basketball coaching job when he was arrested during a prostitution sting.
LaFleur, who played for three NFL teams from 1981 to 1986, is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Harris County Criminal Court in Houston.