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Attorney: Firing Arnold requires proof

By Ferd Lewis

POSTED: 01:58 a.m. HST, May 25, 2014

~~<p>Termination of Gib Arnold as the head coach of the University of Hawaii men's basketball team for cause would likely require him to have had knowledge of or been involved in significant NCAA violations, a prominent local employment attorney said.</p>
<p>Though Arnold's 18-page contract says the school could terminate him, &quot;... if the athletic director has a reasonable basis to believe that a violation of NCAA regulations has taken place,&quot; James Bickerton, a partner at Bickerton Lee Dang Sullivan Meheula, said it might not be that easy. &quot;That would suggest that, hey, the athletic director can fire him for just having a reasonable basis to believe there's (been) a violation.</p>
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Termination of Gib Arnold as the head coach of the University of Hawaii men's basketball team for cause would likely require him to have had knowledge of or been involved in significant NCAA violations, a prominent local employment attorney said.

Though Arnold's 18-page contract says the school could terminate him, "... if the athletic director has a reasonable basis to believe that a violation of NCAA regulations has taken place," James Bickerton, a partner at Bickerton Lee Dang Sullivan Meheula, said it might not be that easy. "That would suggest that, hey, the athletic director can fire him for just having a reasonable basis to believe there's (been) a violation. Login for more...



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