Snyder Investigation Nears End

1 decade 6 months 2 days ago March 29, 2006 Mar 29, 2006 Wednesday, March 29 2006 Wednesday, March 29, 2006 11:14:42 AM CST in News

Snyder spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday since resigning last Friday. He said he quit after Athletic Director Mike Alden sent a a department official to tell him administrators would fire him after this season.

"That he had been told that both the president, the chancellor, and a key member of the Board of Curators had all approved this decision," said Snyder. "At that point, there was really no confusion in my mind as to what the course of action was. I knew it was over."

However, UM System President Elson Floyd said it was news to him that Snyder would be fired. Chancellor Brady Deaton had a similar reaction Wednesday.

"I was not aware that any contact was being made with him last week regarding his coaching position at the university," Deaton said. "The content and meaning of any conversations that occurred in conjunction with the coach's resignation are subject to individual interpretation."

MU will buy out Snyder's contract for $574,000. President Floyd has ordered an investigation into Snyder's resignation, and how it was handled.

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