Bo Davis may have left Alabama with an NCAA cloud hanging over his head, but he did so with a little financial parachute to soften the blow.
According to the Tuscaloosa News, Davis was paid nearly $317,000 by the university on Aug. 19. The payment came nearly four months after the offensive line coach submitted his letter of resignation in the midst of allegations that he had committed NCAA violations on the recruiting trail.
A UA spokesperson told the News that the payment was “to resolve disputed claims related to his separation from the university.” Based on language in Davis’ contract, the athletic department could’ve fired Davis with cause; why the August payment that pushed Davis’ salary to a level beyond what his contract called for is unknown.
From the News‘ report:
According to documents provided by UA, Davis received regular salary payments of $39,763.34 at the end of each month through April. He was paid $54,808.76 in “accrual pay” at the end of May. UA payroll documents show no such accrual payments to former Alabama assistant coaches Kirby Smart and Mel Tucker, who left the program after the 2015 season to take positions at Georgia.
With the payout of more than $316,000, and not counting his bonus of $85,500.01 for the 2015 national championship season, Davis has now been paid more than the $475,000 he was contracted to make in 2016 had he kept his job. Davis has received $475,720.02 in payments, a number that jumps to $530,528.78 if the accrual payment is counted.
In July, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced that Davis was one of five coaching interns hired by the NFL club. Davis is no longer a part of that organization.