Jaden Rashada sues Florida coach Billy Napier over failed NIL deal

Former University of Florida recruit Jaden Rashada sued head football coach Billy Napier, a millionaire donor and others on Tuesday, claiming they tricked him into abandoning his commitment to compete with the University of Miami last year with the promise of a $13.85 million salary that never materialized.

Rashada, now a University of Georgia quarterback, claims in the lawsuit filed in federal court in Pensacola that UF donor Hugh Hathcock promised him a massive salary, including a $500,000 signing bonus. $, and that Napier and another UF official pressured him to commit to the university with the promise that he would immediately be financially secure for life. According to the lawsuit, Hathcock even suggested he could get Rashada’s father a job.

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