Lawsuit in firing of ex-Pitt football coach Haywood settled

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A lawsuit filed by former Panthers football coach Michael A. Haywood following his 17-day tenure and dismissal by the University of Pittsburgh has been settled, according to a federal court docket entry late Thursday.

Neither Mr. Haywood's attorney nor a Pitt spokeswoman could be immediately reached for information on the terms, which are not specified in court records.

U.S. District Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti reported the settlement and closed the two-year-old case.

Mr. Haywood had claimed that his contract was breached and that he was owed about $4 million. He was hired to replace former coach Dave Wannstedt. Pitt promptly fired him after an arrest in a domestic dispute.

An Indiana judge later dismissed a domestic battery charge against him.

Rich Lord: or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord.

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