Former K-State coach Prince seeking $3 million in punitive damages

Former Kansas State football coach Ron Prince is asking for $3 million in punitive damages as part of his counterclaim against the university.

Prince’s agent, Neil Cornrich, said Kansas State “acted with reckless disregard of the truth and duties under the law” and “will profit from its wanton and malicious misconduct to the detriment of Mr. Prince”

Kansas State has sought to invalidate a $3.2 million “secret agreement” buyout to Prince, who was fired last November in his third season, claiming then-athletic director Bob Krause did not have the authority to authorize the deal.

The counterclaims filed in District Court for the District of Kansas on Monday reiterated Prince’s claims from last spring that the deal wasn’t done in secret, and that several Kansas State officials, including then-President Jon Wefald, knew of the terms.