The University of Iowa has reached a separation agreement with Executive Director of Football and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Doyle.

Doyle, who had been with the university since 1999, has been named at the center of accusations of racial disparities and racist comments by former players.

The University of Iowa Office of General Counsel has engaged the Kansas City law firm of Husch Blackwell to conduct an independent review of issues and allegations relating to racial disparities within the football program.

As a part of the separation agreement, which can be read here, Doyle will receive 15 months base salary in two lump sums.  One on August 1, 2020 the other on January 1, 2021.  Both in the amount of $556,249.50.

The statement sent from Gary Barta reads like the email you get from HR after somebody in your building is fired.

The University of Iowa has reached a separation agreement with Executive Director of Football and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Doyle. We wish Chris the best moving forward in his career.

 

Doyle released the following statement through the University.

Iowa City has been home to our family for 21 years. I am grateful Iowa football provided an opportunity to work with incredible players, coaches, and support staff.  I have worked diligently to make a positive impact on the lives of student-athletes, support them as they speak out, and look forward to continued growth. I am confident that my record and character will be confirmed in the course of the independent review. The University and I have reached an agreement and it is time to move on from Iowa football. My family and I are looking forward to the next chapter.

Doyle also released a statement on June 7th on his Twitter page.

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