Former WTKA Host Sues Michigan AD For Firing
July 25, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
Former CUMULUS Sports WTKA-A/ANN ARBOR host DAVE SHAND is suing UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Athletic Director BILL MARTIN, accusing him of using "economic blackmail" to force his firing.
The ANN ARBOR NEWS reports that SHAND alleges MARTIN threatened to pull MICHIGAN football from the station unless it fired SHAND, which WTKA did in APRIL. SHAND, an alumnus of MICHIGAN and its law school, is seeking damages over $75,000.
"Using your power and leverage as athletic director at MICHIGAN, and using MICHIGAN football in order to bludgeon me out of a job with a private employer is just wrong," SHAND told the NEWS.