Montana Tech pays fired AD Bradley $40,000

Montana Tech has agreed to pay fired athletic director Charles Bradley a $40,000 settlement, according to documents released today.

Tech Chancellor Don Blackketter said that he fired Bradley Jan. 18 after the school announced the AD was no longer with the school. His one-year contract, that came with a salary of $87,163, was set to expire June 30. At the time of the firing, the Chancellor said Bradley’s salary would be honored.

As part of the settlement, the school penned a letter of recommendation for Bradley, who has since moved to Arizona with his family.

“To Whom It May Concern: We would like to thank Charles Bradley for his services to Montana Tech Athletics,” the letter goes. “At this time, Mr. Bradley has determined that it would be in his best interest to pursue other employment opportunities in the field of intercollegiate athletics. We wish him the best in his professional endeavors.”

Bradley and Blackketter both said they cannot comment on the settlement.

Joe McClafferty, Tech’s former AD who is now the Vice Chancellor for Development and University Relations at the school, said the settlement document was emailed to him but he hasn’t had time to look at it yet. He said said couldn’t comment on the settlement anyway.

“I wasn’t involved in any of that,” he said.

Click the link below to read the full settlement agreement:

Bradley Settlement