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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, August 29, 2002

No $5,000 bonus for Frazier

Advertiser Staff

The University of Hawai'i has removed a controversial bonus provision from athletic director Herman Frazier's contract, officials announced.

The clause would have paid Frazier $5,000 for each year of the three-year agreement in which the athletic department did not have a major violation of NCAA rules.

"The president (Evan Dobelle) looked at the contract and, after reviewing it, just thought we shouldn't be rewarding someone for not getting NCAA infractions," said Paul Costello, UH vice president for External Affairs. "The president felt it didn't stand up to the common-sense test."

Frazier and Dobelle had signed the contract earlier this month.

Frazier took over at UH Aug. 1 after leaving Alabama-Birmingham.

Costello said an amendment negating the NCAA clause was added to the contract.

"Herman graciously agreed to delete (the provision)," Costello said.

Frazier, who has a base salary of $210,000, would be eligible to earn an additional $65,000 this year in bonuses for UH reaching other targets, including grade-point average and post-season appearances.

Costello said no other incentive provisions were inserted to replace the clause that was dropped.