Report: Haywood Requests Investigation

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- If the University of Pittsburgh thought they were done dealing with former head football coach Michael Haywood, they were wrong.

Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that Haywood has asked the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and other state and federal agencies to investigate the university’s firing of him.

Haywood attorney Tony Buzbee is troubled by Pitt’s lack of investigation and firing Haywood just sixteen days after hiring him.

Haywood was hired on December 16th to replace Dave Wannstedt but was fired on Jan. 1st because of a domestic incident he was allegedly involved in with the mother of his child.

The alleged victim in the case soon thereafter filed court papers asserting Haywood was not a danger to her or the couple’s child.

Buzbee issued the following statement yesterday:

“In their rush to judgment, Pitt officials did not bother to contact the alleged victim or even the coach himself. I believe the university violated its contract with the coach, the university’s employment procedures, and the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Had Pitt conducted even a cursory investigation, it would have determined that the alleged incident simply did not occur as reported, and the termination would not have occurred. We are exploring other motives for Pitt’s firing of Coach Haywood.”

The university has yet to comment on this possible investigation.


    Im black you cant fire me!


      You mean “i’m Black, I can beat all the woman I want and act any way I want, but if you say or do something YOUR A RACIST……This is soooooo old !

      • Mr Peterson

        Hey HAYWOOD , My wife didnt make dinner last night. Can you come over and give her a black eye for me? I’m white, or i would do it myself, but I would actually get in trouble.

      • BIll Novak

        I agree, just because your black doesnt give you the right to act like a jerk, then when you get what you have coming…say its racist!

  • Joe Andrews

    If Pitt had contacted his wife or babies mama, he would be saying that they harassed his family…You can’t win with these people!

  • Observer

    What is wrong with you people, have you no mirrors?

  • Observer

    Every one of your posts are just as ignorant as the man you are condemning for his alleged act. I guess Pittsburgh really is a vacuum and you continue to suck. Glad their is a Philadelphia in your state. They demonstrate a bit more education than some of you.

  • Joe Andrews

    Dear Observer, I’m not the problem. I dont’t beat my wife or act like a jerk, break the law or look for a free ride because of my race. I work every day and come home to see this sick mess on TV.

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