Former Phi Slama Jama member suing University of Houston
Michael Young, a member of Phi Slama Jama and former director of basketball operations at the University of Houston, has filed a lawsuit to have his employment contract with the school rescinded.
In the lawsuit, filed this week in Harris County district court, Young alleges that UH asked him to "engage in fraud and to engage in the illegal act of accepting money without performing a service and to violate NCAA rules."
UH strongly refuted the accusations in a prepared statement released Friday afternoon.
"University practice is to not comment on pending litigation, however, the University is looking forward to vigorously defending its actions."
Young left UH on May 31, ending a more than two-decade relationship with the university, after refusing reassignment in a community service role within the athletic department. He had been employed by UH for 16 years, including the last seven as director of basketball operations.