What Rep. Gene Pelowski thinks of the Tubby Smith buyout

State Rep. Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona), chairman of the House higher education committee, tells the Rochester Post-Bulletin he thinks the $2.5 million buyout of University of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith is ‘obscene’:

“I don’t think the university has grasped the public reaction to all of this, that it hurts the university not just as an athletic endeavor, it hurts its reputation period. … Can we look into it? We can. We are very limited to what we can do about it. I would hope that the university would take it on its own responsibility to clean its House and refocus those resources into something much more productive

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