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University of Michigan to pay fired gymnastics coach $15,000 for 4 days of work

The University of Michigan will pay Rhonda Faehn, a gymnastics coach fired after outcry over her ties to the Larry Nassar scandal, $15,000 for her four days of work at the school.

The school signed Faehn to a $15,000-per-month contract through May 31, 2019, Kurt Svoboda, an athletic department spokesman, told the Free Press. The university would also pay expenses for her. It's unclear how much that would have cost.

Michigan hired Faehn on Thursday. On Friday, she was with the team for a meet. On Saturday, a massive social media outcry rolled the university. On Sunday, several members of the board demanded the university fire her, which it did late Sunday night.

The contract had a clause in it determining that the university could let her go at any time, but would have to give her one month's notice. In essence, that means Michigan will pay her one month's salary, Svoboda said.

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