As if the Ron Prince era wasn't disastrous enough, Kansas State could be on the hook for an additional $3.2 million in compensation to its former coach.
Prince, who got a $1.2 million buyout when he was fired last Nov. 5, is scheduled to receive payments beginning in 2015 and ending in 2020 that total $3.2 million. That would bring Prince's total buyout to $4.4 million.
The deal for the additional compensation was signed last Aug. 7 by former athletic director Bob Krause, a pact Kansas State officials said they knew nothing about.
Kansas State has filed a lawsuit to invalidate the contract because it alleges that Prince’s agent/lawyer negotiated directly with Krause and not through the university’s lawyers. University officials contend the "secret" deal is a breach of ethics.
Prince’s lawyer, Neil Cornrich, said it’s a valid contract.