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No Signed Contract, No Deal: Legal Fallout for Josh McDaniels and the Colts - Sports and Entertainment Law News

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Posted on: Feb 15, 2018

Recently, ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the stunning news: New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had unexpectedly withdrawn from an agreement in principle to become the Colts’ next head coach. In a subsequent statement, the Colts expressed that McDaniels had notified the team of his withdrawal only after “agreeing to contract terms.” While McDaniels may have agreed to key contractual terms, it does not appear that he signed an actual employment contract.

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