Richardson evidence may be limited

(April 28, 2004) — (Little Rock-AP) -- The judge who will hear former University of Arkansas basketball coach Nolan Richardson's case against the university next week may not let Richardson's lawyers present everything they want. U-S District Judge Bill Wilson Junior said yesterday he will rule on what evidence can be presented as the trial progresses. Richardson says the university and the private Razorback Foundation discriminated against him because he is black and outspoken. The university had sought blanket exclusions of evidence recorded before Richardson signed his last contract in October 2000. Officials also wanted to exclude evidence concerning football coach Houston Nutt's January negotiations with the University of Nebraska and the testimony of state Court of Appeals Judge Wendell Griffin and attorney Eugene McKissick.