Breaking News: Former FAMU Basketball Coach Files Lawsuit

Courtesy of FAMU Athletics

Former Florida A & M University's  head basketball coach Clemon Johnson  filed a lawsuit against the university for wrongful termination of his contract.  

Johnson filed the lawsuit Monday citing  good faith and fair dealing, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, and fraud 

Johnson was fired in April of 2014 while in the third year of his four-year contract a days after Kellen Winslow was introduced as the Athletic Director.

Johnson is the second former head coach to sue the university this year. In January, former head football coach  Earl Holmes filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the university citing damages, and the remainder of the money owed from the two years left on his contract. 

Tallahassee attorney Tim Jansen is representing both Johnson and Holmes. Jansen says that the two cases are similar, with the difference being that Holmes had two years left on his contract, in comparison to Johnson approching the final year in his contract.