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Maryland sued by ACC

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The Atlantic Coast Conference has sued Maryland for the full $52.3 million exit fee for its Big Ten move, according to multiple reports.

In a 10-page lawsuit, the conference seeks $52,266,342.

Commissioner John Swofford said in statement that the ACC's council of presidents decided unanimously "to file legal action to ensure enforcement of this obligation."

"We continue to extend our best wishes to the University of Maryland; however, there is the expectation that Maryland will fulfill its exit fee obligation," he said.

The league's exit fee was raised to $50 million in September after Notre Dame joined in all non-football sports. Maryland and Florida State were the only two schools to vote against the increase.

Maryland President Wallace D. Loh told The Washington Post that he voted against the increase associated with Notre Dame because he believed the higher fee was "illegal and philosophically not a good idea."
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