Former FAMU football coach Earl Holmes filed a civil suit against Florida A&M University and its board of trustees on Monday.

“I’m just looking for some closure to be honest with you. Everything happened over night, regardless of it was personal or not. To me it’s not personal; it’s business. I appreciate everything FAMU has done for me…but at the end of the day we’ve got to do the right thing,” Holmes said.

Holmes became interim head coach in November 2012, and then signed a four-year contract with the university for that position in February 2013. On October 28, just days before the homecoming game, Holmes was terminated.

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