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Kent St. wins $1.2M judgment against ex-coach

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 9:30 a.m. HST, Jul 16, 2013

KENT, Ohio >> Kent State has won a $1.2 million judgment against former men's basketball coach Geno Ford for leaving in 2011 to become coach at Bradley.

The lawsuit claimed Ford had no permission to terminate his Kent State contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2015. Ford's teams went 68-37 in three seasons at Kent State.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says Friday's court ruling by a judge in Portage County, home of Kent State, reflects a state obligation to insure contract enforcement.

Bradley referred all questions to its legal office, which said Tuesday it believes actions by the university and coach "have been entirely ethical, legal, and transparent."

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