Bret Bielema will get some, but not all of his buyout from Arkansas.
According to a report from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, Bielema will get $11.8 of his buyout money that was due from the final three years of his deal. But that wasn’t without some controversy.
Former Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema will receive an $11.8 million buyout to pay off the final three years of his contract, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN on Friday. Some members of Arkansas’ board of trustees tried to argue that… https://t.co/itHmGwtcZE
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 1, 2017
Per Schlabach, some members that serve on Arkansas’ board of trustees argued that it owed Bielema only $5 to $6 million left on his deal while Bielema’s attorney argued for the full $15.4 million buyout. According to the report the deal is expected to be executed over the next few days.
Bielema’s buyout tops that of both Butch Jones and Kevin Sumlin. Jones received $8.25 million from Tennessee and Sumlin got $10.4 million from Texas A&M.
The Razorbacks still do not have a coach or an athletic director after the school also parted ways with Jeff Long.