Texas judge dismisses contract lawsuit

Ponca City Now - January 23, 2015 7:07 am

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A Texas court has dismissed a contract interference lawsuit by University of Texas assistant Joe Wickline against Oklahoma State, which claims he broke his deal with the Cowboys when he was hired to join the Longhorns’ staff.

Texas hired Wickline as offensive line coach and offensive coordinator in 2014. Oklahoma State sued Wickline for nearly $600,000 in damages, saying a clause in Wickline’s contract let him leave the Cowboys without financial penalty only if he took a job with play-calling duties

Wickline countersued and says he calls plays, although most of those duties appear to belong to assistant head coach Shawn Watson.

A Texas judge agreed Thursday that Wickline can’t sue in Texas over the terms of his Oklahoma State contract.

Oklahoma State’s lawsuit continues in Oklahoma.


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