Broyles back on stand today

(May 6, 2004) — (Little Rock-AP) -- University of Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles viewed similar comments made by Nolan Richardson in 1995 and 2002 differently. Each time the former Arkansas basketball coach said the university could pay him off and fire him. In testimony yesterday in Richardson's discrimination lawsuit, Broyles said in 1995 the coach expressed confidence in turning around a losing streak, but by 2002 the athletic director thought Richardson wanted to be fired. Walker, Richardson's attorney, said he expects Broyles to be on the stand all day today. Broyles was the first witness called yesterday for the lawsuit against the university, its leaders and the non-profit Razorback Foundation that Richardson filed after his 2002 firing. U-S District Judge William R- Wilson Junior is hearing the case without a jury.