Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long became million-dollar man days before reports surfaced of Texas' interest | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long became million-dollar man days before reports surfaced of Texas' interest

Posted By on Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 8:38 PM

click to enlarge UA YIELDED: And gave Jeff Long more money.
  • UA YIELDED: And gave Jeff Long more money.

This evening I received from the University of Arkansas what it says it believes is a full response to my FOI request for any documents related to Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long's dalliance with an opening at the University of Texas and the UA's decision to move his $900,000 salary to $1.1 million (plus $250,000 in potential incentives) by July 1 and to give him a $100,000 bonus to boot.



Quick thoughts on the mailing I've just received:

1) On Oct. 29, last Tuesday, Long confirmed a pay raise offer from the university. This was days before the report Sunday that Long was in the running. In other words, Long made his deal and ran from Texas before anybody knew he was in the running. Did he produce proof to UA that he was in the running?

2) Long knew better — if the FOI request was fully complied with — to put any of his communications about Texas overtures in a form discoverable by open records laws.

3) You'll see some references to dealing with University of Arkansas Board of Trustees rules and the law, which required a little finagling to put Long's increased pay in line with allowable maximums.




Tags: , , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • PS: Casino amendment includes sports betting

    A casino gambling amendment now cleared for the gathering of petitions to qualify for the ballot could bring sports wagering to casinos if approved.
    • May 24, 2018
  • An open line and daily news summary

    Here's the daily roundup of news and comment, plus your opportunity at an open discussion.
    • May 24, 2018
  • Let the debate challenges begin

    Democrat Josh Mahony challenges Thrid District Rep. Steve Womack to a series of debates beforre their November general election contest.
    • May 24, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016
  • Antwan Phillips wants to make a difference in reducing Little Rock violence

    KARK/Fox 16's push to do something about Little Rock violence includes a spotlight on people trying to make a difference — in this episode Antwan Phillips, a lawyer at Wright, Lindsey and Jennings.
    • Aug 30, 2017
  • UPDATE: Hutchinson moves to cover himself on cut to War Memorial Stadium

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.
    • Oct 20, 2016

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation