Judge dismisses lawsuit by Texas A&M's Chavis against LSU

BRYAN, Texas (AP) A Texas judge has dismissed a contract dispute lawsuit filed by Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis against his former employer, LSU.

A judge in Bryan ruled the coach's lawsuit does not belong in Texas. Lawyers for LSU had raised jurisdiction issues.

Chavis coached defense at LSU for six years but left earlier this year to join the Aggies. Both sides sued each other in February.

LSU, which filed suit in Louisiana, says Chavis broke his contract and owes the school $400,000. Chavis, who sued in Bryan, says the Tigers still owe him $200,000.

Texas A&M officials declined comment on last Friday's ruling. An attorney for Chavis says he never had a legitimate contract with LSU and will continue to contest the claims.

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