Former UA player sues Lane Kiffin
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 23, 2017,
Mar 23, 2017, 10:46
Carter has filed a lawsuit against Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin, the school and the state of Florida for misleading him regarding a job.
FAU hired Lane Kiffin as its new head coach on December 13, 2016.
Carter claims that FAU contacted him February 3 - two days after National Signing Day - and informed him that he wouldn't be hired because of two misdemeanor criminal charges in his past. Carter alleging he was misled by Kiffin regarding a job at FAU.
According to the complaint, Kiffin offered Carter a position on the FAU coaching staff, knowing that Carter had a "family friendship with a coveted football prospect" who Kiffin believed Carter could get to commit to the Owls.
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Carter and his wife, having allegedly been told the deal was "done" by Kiffin, had quit their jobs and moved to Boca Raton, Florida.
The prospect in question isn't identified by name in the lawsuit, but SEC Country speculates - using hints from the suit's wording - that it could be D'Anfernee McGriff, a 4-star running back out of Leon High School in Carter's hometown of Tallahassee, Fla.
The lawsuit, first reported by SEC Country, contains counts of reckless fraud, fraud through mistaken false statements, breach of contract, unjust enrichment and promissory fraud and conspiracy. He played last season at Iowa Western Community College and, according to 247sports, committed to Florida before signing with FAU.
Carter claims he sent documentation to FAU demonstrating that the charges had been resolved, but FAU did not respond to his inquiries.
The lawsuit mentions Carter's family celebrating New Year's Eve with the prospect.
Carter, who played for three years at Alabama before a leg injury in the spring of 2002, had 106 receptions for 1,294 yards.
Carter, who served as a graduated assistant under Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban in 2008, left Tuscaloosa for a receivers coach position at Appalachian State.