Titans settle lawsuit against Kiffin, Southern California

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 5:47pm
Staff reports

The Tennessee Titans settled their lawsuit against Lane Kiffin and the University of Southern California on Wednesday.

Terms of the agreement were not made public.

The suit stemmed from USC’s hiring of offensive coordinator Kennedy Pola, months after the Titans hired Pola to be their running backs coach.

“We are pleased to be able to conclude a mutually satisfactory arrangement between the University of Southern California and the Tennessee Titans that concludes the litigation involving the hiring of Kennedy Pola,” the sides said in a joint statement released locally by the Titans. “The settlement terms are private, but include opportunities for both parties to avoid future disagreements and disputes over employment of persons who are already employed by either party.

“With this amicable resolution, the Tennessee Titans and the University of Southern California have restored their long-time mutual relationship, and anticipate that the suit will be dismissed within the next few weeks.”

In the suit, filed July 26, 2010, the Titans alleged that Pola breached his contract when he discussed employment opportunities with Kiffin and USC and that Kiffin “maliciously intended to — and did — induce Pola to breach” the contract. The Titans sought an award of treble and punitive damages as well as attorney and court costs.

1 Comment on this post:

By: courier37027 on 4/7/11 at 7:50

Will the PSL holders, who in their grandest delusional thoughts actually believe they own part the Titans, demand disclosure of this settlement? Notice the natural environment of the PSL holder and use of "we" when Titans contract negotiations and business decisions are made. Like the PSL holder has a voice and input, ha ha.