|USFs Griffin forced to quit
[Times photo (2000): Frasier Hale]
The action follows months of allegations about racial bias in women's basketball and new claims of a coverup.
Euphemize, but realize, Griffin is gone
He resigned, they said.
Diversity questions still linger
In October, black faculty and staff raised concerns about the status of minorities in many university departments.
Departure stuns some, satisfies none
TAMPA -- As word of athletic director Paul Griffin's forced resignation made its way across the USF community, some, such as former basketball coach Bobby Paschal and current baseball coach Eddie Cardieri, expressed disbelief and a deep sense of loss.
USF didnt provide documents as requested last year
The forced resignation of University of South Florida athletic director Paul Griffin came just days after the St. Petersburg Times disclosed that several documents relating to charges of racial discrimination within the women's basketball program were not given to the newspaper when requested last August, possibly in violation of the state's public records law.
Technically, I am responsible
Paul Griffin said Friday that he was asked to resign as athletic director in the midst of what has been a public relations nightmare for the University of South Florida. He talked with Times staff writer Roger Mills on Friday, 24 hours after submitting his letter of resignation.
Old friends paint glowing picture of Griffin
In particular, athletes that he has coached remember how much he cared about their well being.