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Fired Leavitt files suit, seeks millions

Updated: March 15, 2010, 2:14 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

Fired South Florida football coach Jim Leavitt filed suit against his former school Monday and is seeking to recoup the more than $7 million left on his contract.

Leavitt was fired Jan. 8 after a month-long investigation into allegations that he grabbed and slapped walk-on player Joel Miller at halftime of the Bulls' Nov. 21 home game against Louisville. The university found enough evidence to support that claim and fired Leavitt with cause.

According to a statement released ...

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