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Rodgers v. Georgia Tech Athletic Association

303 S.E.2d 467 (1983)

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Rodgers v. Georgia Tech Athletic Association

Georgia Court of Appeals

303 S.E.2d 467 (1983)

Facts

In 1977, Franklin Rodgers (plaintiff) signed a three-year contract with Georgia Tech Athletic Association (the association) (defendant) to serve as head coach of football at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT). Rodgers’s contract was subsequently extended until December 31, 1981. Under the letter contract that had been drafted by the association, Rodgers could only be terminated for delineated reasons, such as illness, incapacity, or conduct involving moral turpitude. Rodgers was contractually entitled to a salary, insurance, and pension benefits (ordinary benefits) as well as certain perquisites (perks) like tickets to sporting events, use of a car, and club memberships. In late 1979, the association decided to relieve Rodgers of his head-coaching duties “in the best interest of” GT and not for cause. Rodgers was to remain an employee of GT, with the association paying his ordinary benefits through December 31, 1981. Rodgers sued the association for breach of contract to recover the value of nearly 30 itemized perks. Some claimed perks were given to Rodgers directly from GT, and other claimed perks were given to Rodgers from external sources because he was GT’s head football coach. On summary judgment, the trial court ruled in favor of the association. Rodgers appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Pope, J.)

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