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Kiffin Named in Fraud Lawsuit

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Former University of Alabama receiver Antonio "A.C." Carter alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin that Kiffin deceived him to secure a prospect, USA TODAY Sports confirmed.

Carter said he was promised the assistant strength and conditioning coach job at FAU after the former Tennessee coach was hired by the school in December to curry favor with a family friend who ultimately signed with the Owls, according to SEC Country. Carter ultimately wasn't hired by FAU "due to two prior minor misdemeanor criminal charges."

Court records obtained by USA TODAY Sports show at least four arrests, all misdemeanors.

Carter was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia by Tallahassee (Fla.) police in March 2010. He was arrested in November 2010 on a failure to appear on the drug charge. He also had to two arrests for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license in 2014, one in May of that year by the Florida Highway Patrol and the other by Florida State University police in November.

Cater took pleas in each case and avoided jail time.

Stacey Padgett, a supervisor at the Shelby County (Ala.) clerk's office where the case was filed, said more details about the case would be made public once Kiffin is served with the lawsuit.

Messages left with FAU's athletic department were not immediately returned.

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March 23, 2017
 
 
 

 

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