Charlie Weis is laughing all the way to the bank. The ousted Kansas coach — winner of six of 28 games at Lawrence — signed a five-year deal in 2011 at $2.5 million a year. Kansas still owes Weis $5.625 million of the $12.5 million deal, and the former coach will receive monthly installments through December 2016 to close out the contract. If our math is correct, that's a whopping $208,333 a month. It also means that Kansas paid roughtly $2.08 million for each of Weis' six wins.
Not only that, but Weis is still being paid by Notre Dame, where he coached from 2005-09. That school signed Weis to a ridiculous 10-year deal barely halfway though the first year of the coach's original six-year contract. When he was fired in 2009, Weis received an initial $6.6 million in severance. The payments have continued, with tax records showing Weis was paid around $2.1 million in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He will continue to receive annual payments from Notre Dame through December 2015, making Weis one of the school's highest-paid employees.
Outsports, which bills itself as the "the broadest, deepest, most informative and most entertaining gay sports community" on the Internet, is asking the question, "Is Manti Te'o gay?"
"We've seen rumors and heard stories about countless athletes in the past. But not since Troy Aikman have I been bombarded on email, text, Twitter and phone calls about the sexual orientation of any athlete the way I was [Wednesday] about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o," writes Cyd Zeigler Jr., president of Outsports, which was founded in 2000.
"I've heard from sports writers, fans of Outsports, leaders in the gay-sports world, and even old high school friends, in the last six hours all wondering, 'Is Te'o going to be the first openly gay NFL player?' "