Wickline wants lawsuit dismissed or moved to Texas

Ponca City Now - November 11, 2014 6:02 am

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Texas assistant football coach being sued by Oklahoma State says he can’t get a fair trial in Stillwater and the case should be heard in Austin, home of the Longhorns.

Joe Wickline last week asked an Oklahoma court to dismiss Oklahoma State’s breach-of-contract lawsuit. And if it goes to trial, Wickline says Oklahoma State is too powerful for him to get a fair trial in Oklahoma state court.

Wickline says Travis County, Texas, where he now works for the Longhorns, is a "more just and proper" venue. Or he suggests an Oklahoma-based federal court.

Oklahoma State is suing Wickline for nearly $600,000, arguing he took a lateral move to Texas, not a promotion, as specified in his contract.

Texas plays at Oklahoma State on Saturday.

 

Latest Stories

Holiday Adventures: Elephants Help Families Celebrate The Holidays In Hugo

HUGO, Oklahoma –  An Oklahoma non-profit is home to America’s second-largest herd of Asian elephants. This...

$5M Bond Set For Man Accused Of Killing His 2-Month-Old Son

TULSA, Oklahoma – News 6 A man is facing a $5 million bond for being accused...

Ohio State Hires Oklahoma State Defensive Coordinator Jim Knowles, Multiple Sources Say

STILLWATER, Oklahoma –  Ohio State coach Ryan Day announced Tuesday that Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles...