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Lane Kiffin Sued by Former Alabama Receiver Over Hiring Dispute

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Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches during pre-game at the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 02:51 PM

Antonio "A.C." Carter, a former Alabama receiver-turned-coach, has filed suit against Lane Kiffin, the head coach of Florida Atlantic, alleging Kiffin lied about plans to hire Carter in order to secure a prospect.

Carter said in the lawsuit that he was promised an assistant coaching position because the team wanted to recruit a family friend, then ultimately denied the position, according to USA Today.

The hiring fell through because Carter had an arrest record, according to the school. FAU said it didn’t hire Carter because he didn’t pass a background check, AL.com reported. USA Today uncovered four misdemeanor arrests, which Carter pled out to avoid jail time.

Carter claims Kiffin, then-Alabama’s offensive coordinator, told him he had the job, so he and his wife quit their jobs and were present with FAU on National Signing Day, according to SEC Country.

“It is believed that the relationship between Plaintiff Antonio Carter and the coveted prospect was known to the coaches and defendants at the time he was hired,” AL.com reported.

Carter had held coaching positions at Appalachian State, Eastern Michigan, and Samford after a leg injury in 2002 effectively ended his playing career (he played five plays in 2004), AL.com said.

Twitter wasn’t taking the suit too seriously, it seems.

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Antonio "A.C." Carter, a former Alabama receiver-turned-coach, has filed suit against Lane Kiffin, the head coach of Florida Atlantic, alleging Kiffin lied about plans to hire Carter in order to secure a prospect.
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