MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is investigating the disappearance of records associated with the school's football program.
Citing anonymous sources, The Charleston Gazette reported Tuesday that files kept in the private office of former coach Rich Rodriguez disappeared between Dec. 16 and Jan. 3, along with strength and conditioning records from the weight room.
Assistant athletic director Mike Fragale told The Associated Press some files are missing but declined to say what's in them. He said the athletic department won't have any further comment until its investigation is finished.
The newspaper report claimed the missing documents included players' personal contact information, scholarship payments and class attendance records.
"West Virginia University decided to file a law suit against Rich Rodriguez," the coach's agent, Mike Brown, said in a statement released by Michigan officials Tuesday night. "While certain individuals have made a decision to take this public, Coach Rodriguez has withheld making any comments until the appropriate time in regards to this legal process."
West Virginia University's Board of Governors has sued Rodriguez to collect a $4 million buyout. Rodriguez, who was hired by Michigan on Dec. 16, has said he hopes to get the suit settled soon.