Ex-coach Bill Stewart to get $1.65M from WVU

By the Associated Press | June 20, 2011 | 5:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia says former football coach Bill Stewart will receive $1.65 million as part of a settlement agreement with the university.

WVU released the agreement Monday to The Associated Press under a West Virginia Freedom of Information Act request.

The agreement is dated June 10, the same day Stewart resigned. Coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen was introduced as head coach that night.

Athletic director Oliver Luck has said the university was unable to substantiate unspecified rumors that had dogged the program in recent weeks. Among them, a former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter said Stewart called him shortly after Holgorsen's hiring last December and asked him to find something negative on the new hire.