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Ex-baseball coach Sunny Golloway sues Auburn officials

AUBURN, Ala. -- Former Auburn baseball coach Sunny Golloway has filed suit in federal court seeking payment of his $1 million buyout.

Golloway sued the university board of trustees, athletic director Jay Jacobs and other athletic officials on Tuesday contending he was wrongfully terminated. Auburn fired Golloway after two seasons "with cause.''

The suit says that Golloway "deserves compensation, and restoration of his good name.'' It also names former Auburn chief operating officer David Benedict, now athletic director at Connecticut, senior associate athletic director Rich McGlynn and director of baseball operations Scott Duvall.

In a statement, Auburn said the university had no choice but to fire Golloway, contending that he "knowingly and repeatedly broke Auburn and NCAA rules, including an attempt to destroy evidence of his violations.''