Can Lonergan appeal the decision?
The Beat
 9/19/2016 10:59:23 AM      Replies: 10

The Beat9/17/2016 6:47:03 AM

It hasn't been confirmed by the university, but if true, is there any way that Lonergan can reverse the decision? Can he appeal it? What if the majority of his current and former players publicly backed him and petitioned for him to be reinstated?

I honestly think Lonergan is a good coach who cares for his players and the program. A handful of his former players, including Isaiah Armwood, Patricio Garino and Maurice Creek, have defended him, saying that he was a 'demanding coach who brought out the best in them'. I'd compare him to an in-your-face drill sargeant yelling at soldiers. They don't really mean any of their insults or yelling. It's all just part of their strategy to inspire their team.

Has something like this ever happened before? Where a decision was overturned. Lonergan deserves a second chance. Any more complaints after that would warrant an immediate termination.


MLNLAW9/17/2016 7:01:16 AM

Maybe Roger Goodell would hear the appeal?

Actually I know a good judge - how is it going Drew?

GW Alum Abroad9/17/2016 8:41:32 AM

As my dad (an attorney) told me "Anyone can sue. Winning, however..."

Section 2099/17/2016 4:12:57 PM

Appeal to who exactly? This is an internal GW matter. You cannot listen to players. It's not a popularity contest. Also, this isn't the Marine Corps, and GW isn't Paris Island. Even down there are drill instructors in trouble for going too far. There are limits to everything. Then there's the issue of the disparaging remarks alleged he made about the AD.

DCAbloob9/17/2016 4:52:39 PM

It's likely a negotiated buyout. No appeal. 

Paul9/17/2016 5:14:01 PM

let's hope ML got paid off. 5:34:01 PM

I doubt they have offered Lonergan much. It was a thorough, very damning  investigation.   

Bigfan9/17/2016 5:37:37 PM

If you really know,put your cards on the table,then,so we see what was what.

NYCOLONIAL9/19/2016 10:59:23 AM

"Payday"?  He just wants to be sure that he and his family are compensated to the extent specified in his multi-year contact.  That's why we have contracts, and attorneys. Obviously, this will require negotiation, the details of which may never be made public.  So we will just have to stifle our morbid fascination with this unfortunate story, and move on with a new coach.  And, hopefully, with a positive attitude.  Personally, I'll miss him a lot, although I know that's not a universally shared sentiment. But the team needs and deserves the support of its fans more than ever.  

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