I did a search of the forums and website and didn't find anything so I apologize if this has already been posted.
This link is the .pdf of RRs contract with Michigan, the USA Today must have filed a FOIA or something, its pretty interesting as it has his buyout and terms for dismissal.
In section 4.02 (e) the contract states: The University has the right to terminate the employment of Rodrigez for cause in the event of the following:
(e) Rodriguez is determined by the NCAA, the Big Ten Conference, or the University to have committed a major violation of the NCAA Rules, or to have intentionally committed any other type of violation of the NCAA Rules, pursuant to section 2.05 of this Agreement.
Doesn't this mean that the University could fire him without paying the $2.5 million buyout?
EDIT: I'm in my 4th year of med school so all this law talk confuses me and makes me feel like I'm getting sued, glad there are so many lawyers on mgoblog. If anyone couldn't tell by my avatar, I'm a big RR supporter, I just thought the actual wording in the contract was interesting.