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University of Connecticut donor Robert Burton wants the 3 million dollars he gave to the Uconn football program returned to him. Apparently he is not happy with the hiring of head coach Paul Pasqualoni.
He claims him being shut out in discussions for a new head coach,
“a slap in the face and embarrassment to my family,” and said he planned “to let the correct people know that you did not listen to your number one football donor.”
He also attacked the current AD of Uconn, stating,
“The primary reason [former UConn coach] Randy [Edsall] took another job is because he couldn’t work with you,” Burton wrote to Hathaway, according to The Day. “You are not qualified to be a Division I AD and I would have fired you a long time ago. You do not have the skills to manage and cultivate new donors.”
Anyways, not only does this clown think he has earned the right to name the new head football coach, but he thinks he should be in charge of firing the athletic director.
In the unwritten rules to being a man, you should NEVER ask for your money back, especially if it’s a gift. There may be a couple exceptions in where you get screwed and get into a legal battle, but when you are giving 3 million dollars to a school to get your name onto the stadium, you don’t ask for the money back.
The big difference here is that if you did this for a Nebraska, USC or Texas, they would just tell you to get lost, and that’s what Uconn needs to do. Tell this goon to get lost.
Him donating the money he did does not give him the right to be in on all the decisions involving Uconn football.
Mr. Burton, be a man, and give the decisions of AD Jeff Hathaway a chance. Either that, or go your separate ways.
*Information from an ESPN article was used