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Posted on Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 7:49 p.m.

Attorney sues Rich Rodriguez over sale of home in West Virginia

By Staff

An attorney is suing recently dismissed Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez over the $1.3 million sale of a home in Morgantown, W.Va., The West Virginia Record reports.

The suit alleges that the attorney, Raymond A. Hinerman Sr., and his wife signed a purchase agreement for Rodriguez's home, but later found water damage in a room.


Joe Hood

Thu, Jan 6, 2011 : 10:19 p.m.

Don't sell your house to a lawyer.


Thu, Jan 6, 2011 : 12:23 p.m.

Apart from Rich Rod being a mediocre coach, this latest incident in his life only reflects the rest of his unsavory attributes; a distinct lack of ethical standards, being a charlatan, a fabricator and consistently unresponsible behavior. The shenanigans he's pulled on West Virginia and the money and embarrassment he's caused the U of M would put to shame any professional con man.


Thu, Jan 6, 2011 : 8:56 a.m.

I agree- why is this news? Lots of people in A2 are involved with various lawsuits. This seems quite bullyesque- Quite unnecessary. Yes I did read, but only because it's the trainwreck that this has become. RRod was a coach that didn't work for U of M. That's why he's fired. Sad For his family-let them be. It's Time for them get on with the rest of their lives.


Thu, Jan 6, 2011 : 7:50 a.m.

Must be a leaky defense - sound familiar

Jimmy McNulty

Thu, Jan 6, 2011 : 6:52 a.m.

Lesson: never sell your home to an attorney.


Thu, Jan 6, 2011 : 1:20 a.m.

@mgobluefan: I think this is newsworthy despite his firing. To me, it is very interesting timing vis-a-vis the Gator Bowl prep. He certainly may have been distracted from full attention on the practices and gameplanning, and that also bespeaks his lack of results and perhaps qualifications. How many millions have we poured into him? We may want to know these things. You may deem it as piling on, but it is a real news story, and is not the first about RR. Take it for what it is. He's a guy who appears to put himself in lots of bad situations and that, IMO, reflects poorly on his judgment. You don't see these types of stories about other Michigan coaches.

John Bretzloff

Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 10:54 p.m.

Wow. Quite the headline for water damage in a bedroom. You guys ought to check out the National Enquirer or Star Magazine if this Ann Arbor thing doesn't work out for you. It's because of twits like this so many have been divided over the last 3 years. Coach Rod should feel blessed to be getting away from such sleez as the idiots that post this garbage and try to make it "news". Way to pile on a guy while he's down. Real respectable guys.


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 10:50 p.m.

o its not over,M has years of repair. Pride before the fall!


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 9:59 p.m.

What a joke. Fix the water damage and move on. If the water damage was not visable during the time he bought the house, nor during the inspection, then what makes him so sure RR new anything about it?


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 9:49 p.m.

The RR nightmare is over. Time for everyone, including Ann to move on.


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 9:16 p.m.

We need to be fair to coach RR... after all the home inspector was a true freshman The realtor he used was undersized the other realtor's firm had many injuries his realtor transferred to Ohio State the water department was from the (Big East) side of town where they use more softeners He was used to a different type of selling and did not adjust well when he moved to Ann Arbor the title company was flagged for excessive titling by the governing body the sales agent made many HUGE sales at the beginning of the year but when the market got tougher, the agent made less and less sales when things were tough the former agent transferred to a firm down south and just participated in a huge party in New Orleans; in fact he was doing great until the end when he made a bonehead sale Before the closing he got the agents and realtors together and sang Josh Groban The sale started strong - but after being up $14K he ended up losing $40K on the house It was later revealed that the agent had always had great first halves of the year - but continued to not sell during Q3 and Q4 and so on...


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 9:09 p.m.

You know, if our team lost an occasional game by a few touchdowns but were in every other game, we would call that a fluke. If our offense moved the ball consistently against good defenses, we could excuse the occasional bad offensive game. If there was one lawsuit over breaches of contract, we could excuse it as unusual and out of character.


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 8:46 p.m.

Not surprisingly everyone is pronouncing RR guilty while giving an attorney of all people the benefit of the doubt. I agree with Touchdown Tim this hardly seems like something that needs to be covered in the local media in A2. Next will be digging up a high school sweet heart of RR's with an allegation that he did not follow through with a proposal. Why doesn't see if they can find some skeletons in Loyd Carr's closet? It would have just as much bearing as this non story! Having said that I am glad to have most of the RR saga behind us. Let it go at let him leave without the tar and feathers.


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 8:37 p.m.

I'm just glad that this kind of ongoing garbage is behind our program now. Good luck to RR wherever he goes, but I am glad it's not in A2 anymore.


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 8:33 p.m.

Sounds like the buyers needed a more thorough home inspector.


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 8:32 p.m.

"Nothing like kicking someone when they are down." The man is about to be paid $2.5 million for doing nothing. I'd like to be kicked liked that!

3 And Out

Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 8:29 p.m. litigation does not happen when responsible parties are involved. For example, when I sold my house in Farmington Hills before moving out to the West Coast in 2002, the prospective buyer had an inspection and claimed that there was mold growth in the the garage! Well, I had that fixed and the deal went through.... I didnt complain about their bogus complaint and made it right for the buyer. Responsible parties work and dont defraud. This is RR's 3rd Real Estate fraud lawsuit. See a pattern of deflecting responsibility?

Touchdown Tim

Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 8:28 p.m.

Great coverage of the football story but does this warrant any coverage in Ann Arbor (or Morgantown for that matter). Seems out of character for this site.

3 And Out

Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 8:26 p.m.

water damaged room...that is allegedly blocked "with toys" so inspection cant be done...when inspection is done prior to closing it is discovered... and Rich Rodriguez denies responsibility. Why is denying responsibility by Rod not surprising at all????

shadow wilson

Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 8:25 p.m.

For a alleged sophisticated town A2 sure has it's share of jerks.I am referring to the posters that want to blame rrod for flash genius's real estate disputes happen all the time.Civilized people work these things out sometimes they even have lawyers. Nothing like kicking someone when they are down. I hope your associates are better to you next time you have a setback.


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 8:13 p.m.

RR's personal attorney must see him as a dream client: the litigation surrounding him never seems to end.


Wed, Jan 5, 2011 : 8:05 p.m.

Nothing surprises me about sleazy RR. Good riddance!