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USC football: Tennessee Titans sue USC and Lane Kiffin over Kennedy Pola hiring

July 26, 2010 |  2:47 pm

The Tennessee Titans are suing USC and Coach Lane Kiffin over the hiring of offensive coordinator Kennedy PolaJim Wyatt of the Tennessean newspaper reports.

Fabforum According to the report, the Titans contend that USC and Kiffin “maliciously” interfered with the contract of Pola, who was hired by USC on Saturday. Pola had joined Titans Coach Jeff Fisher's staff in January.

From the report: "The lawsuit was filed in Davidson County Chancery Court and it claims Pola breached his contract with the Titans after being induced by Kiffin. Pola, hired by the Titans in January, was hired by USC over the weekend as the school’s new offensive coordinator.

"The lawsuit states 'as a result of USC and Kiffin’s tortuous conduct, Tennessee [Titans] football has been damaged in an amount proven at trial.' ’’

You can read the entire lawsuit here: Download USC lawsuit.

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Photo: Kennedy Pola in April with the Tennessee Titans. Credit: Jae S. Lee, Associated Press.