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Titans lawsuit vs. USC settled

The lawsuit filed last summer by the Tennessee Titans against the University of Southern California has been settled and should be dismissed in a few weeks.

The suit was filed regarding Southern Cal's alleged tampering with the hiring of Kennedy Pola as their offensive coordinator while he was under contract with the Titans.

Pola, who was operating on a one-year contract from then-head coach Jeff Fisher, opted to leave Tennessee without ever coaching a game for the Titans, departing just before camp when USC offered a three-year contract.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to be able to conclude a mutually satisfactory arrangement between the University of Southern California and the Tennessee Titans that concludes the litigation involving the hiring of Kennedy Pola,” the Titans said in a statement. “The settlement terms are private, but include opportunities for both parties to avoid future disagreements and disputes over employment of persons who are already employed by either party. With this amicable resolution, the Tennessee Titans and the University of Southern California have restored their long-time mutual relationship, and anticipate that the suit will be dismissed within the next few weeks.”

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