Last season, the Miami-Arkansas State football game wasn’t played, and there was certainly a good reason for it. Hurricane Irma was coming, so several Florida sporting events were cancelled as people braced for the natural disaster.
However, now that the storm has passed and the season is over, Arkansas State wants to be compensated for the missed game.
KAIT 8 in Arkansas released a letter on Monday that was sent by Arkansas State, indicating that the school wants Miami to pay $650,000 by Thursday for the missed game.
The game, which was supposed to be played Sept. 9, 2016. The $650,000 figure comes from the amount that Arkansas State earned when it traveled to Miami for a game in 2014.
Arkansas State also indicated in the letter that if Miami doesn’t pay, it will pursue a lawsuit.
There were talks between the two schools to try to reschedule the cancelled game. Arkansas State wanted to play in either 2020 or 2021, but Miami wanted to push it back to somewhere around 2024-28, due to obligations with other schools, according to CBS Sports’ Ben Kercheval.
Miami could likely avoid the potential lawsuit by agreeing to play Arkansas State in an earlier year.
It will be interesting to see how this conflict between the two schools unfolds in the next few days.
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