Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer is suing UFL founder Bill Hambrecht for $2.3 million for not being paid when he was the head coach and general manager of the Virginia Destroyers. Schottenheimer filed the suit against Hambrecht in San Francisco Superior Court.
Schottenheimer ultimately decided to coach in the UFL due to the amount of money that the league was going to pay him. In the suit, it says that Hambrecht "personally guaranteed" Schottenheimer's contract:
"After a period of negotiation, Schottenheimer expressed a willingness to serve as the head coach and general manager of the team," the complaint states. "However, because the financial stability and long-term survival of the UFL were unclear, Schottenheimer wanted assurances that the payments owed to him by Team Virginia under his employment contract would be personally guaranteed by Hambrecht. Hambrecht agreed to personally guarantee Team Virginia's payments to Schottenheimer during the first year of his employment."
As of Sept. 12, Schottenheimer was owed $1.1 million in salary, $150,000 in bonuses and $100,000 for reimbursement expenses. Schottenheimer also said that the team and Hambrecht refuse to pay him.
However, the Destroyers acknowledged that they did owe Schottenheimer salary, but said that they could not pay him what was owed since the future of the league in 2012 is uncertain.
During his one year that he was the coach, Schottenheimer led the Destroyers to the 2011 UFL title.