– Company co-owned by Georgia State Senator Cecil Staton threatened a counter-suit –
Macon’s WMAZ Channel 13 reports that the attorneys representing Georgia Southern University and Georgia Eagle Media are near a settlement in their dispute. Georgia Southern attorney Maura Copeland states that it is the university’s position that the media company, co-owned by Georgia State Senator Cecil Staton, still owes approximately $53,000 for broadcast rights.
In the story by Lorra Lynch Jones, it is reported that the two parties did reach two conclusions:
One, Georgia Eagle Media will pay Georgia Southern University $15,000 in cash. That’s less than a third of the money the school still contends the company owes for breach of contract.
Two, Georgia Southern will offer Georgia Eagle Media the opportunity to be a network affiliate for the 2013-2014 athletic season. Georgia Eagle owns all the radio stations in Statesboro, and that agreement will allow the university to broadcast its games locally.