Ronny Thompson received a measure of vindication today as Ball State has issued an apology to him. It reads: "With respect to Coach Thompson, Ball State wishes to extend its sincere apology for the unprofessional and unauthorized behavior of its employees that led to his resignation, for the unfortunate distress that resulted from these actions, and for the unwarranted negative effect on his reputation." The matter is seemingly closed then. By the way, I listened to Ronny do color commentary on the Virginia Tech/ODU game last week. I thought he was very good. Maybe he has a future in broadcasting, if not again as a head coach. I would suspect he got a reasonable payout from Ball State to settle the matter, so perhaps he'll bide his time in the broadcaster's booth and wait for another opening.
Here's the story from USAToday: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/2007-12-19-apology-thompson_N.htm