Former Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis resigned nearly four months ago — 158 days, to be exact — for alleged recruiting violations.
Months later, the university is still cutting him a check — not a small one, either. Rivals reports Alabama paid Davis $316,666.66 in August to “resolve disputed claims related to his separation from the university,” an Alabama spokeswoman told Rivals.
Here’s Rivals’ Tommy Deas and Aaron Suttles with the details:
Davis, a veteran defensive line coach, resigned in April after the NCAA began investigating allegations that he made impermissible contact with multiple recruits. Investigators determined that Davis was untruthful in his responses when confronted with the allegations, and he eventually resigned. As of this week, the NCAA had not issued any ruling on the matter.
“Bo Davis has submitted his letter of resignation,” UA head coach Nick Saban said in a prepared statement at the time. “We appreciate all the contributions he made to the program and wish him and his family the very best in the future.”
According to documents provided by UA, Davis received regular salary payments of $39,763.34 at the end of each month through April. He was paid $54,808.76 in “accrual pay” at the end of May. UA payroll documents show no such accrual payments to former Alabama assistant coaches Kirby Smart and Mel Tucker, who left the program after the 2015 season to take positions at Georgia.
With the payout of more than $316,000, and not counting his bonus of $85,500.01 for the 2015 national championship season, Davis has now been paid more than the $475,000 he was contracted to make in 2016 had he kept his job. Davis has received $475,720.02 in payments, a number that jumps to $530,528.78 if the accrual payment is counted.
Davis quickly found other employment, even if it was temporary. He joined the Jacksonville Jaguars during training camp as a coaching intern but no longer is employed by the team.