Randy Edsall is accused of using his position of power at UConn to get his son a job with the football program. It isn't an incredibly shocking thing to believe might be true, as nepotism runs rampant in many areas of life. Edsall, however, is appealing the ruling that he ever did such a thing.

There's apparently a law that prevents people like Randy Edsall from hiring within his family. This isn't just someone scorned and turning to Twitter to gripe about their boss hiring his son instead of him/herself. There's ramifications.

In late March, it was reported that the Office of State Ethics in Connecticut expressed concern that UConn’s hiring of the coach’s son, Corey Edsall, as an assistant coach was in violation of the university’s Code of Ethics. According to the code, state employees are banned from using their position to benefit family members.

That makes sense. However, Randy Edsall is not taking this accusation laying down.

Edsall has filed an appeal to this charge. UConn has his back.

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The university’s argument is that at the time the hiring was made, Edsall was not a state employee. In fact, all he was trying to do was help his son negotiate a contract that would lead him to become the Huskies’ tight ends coach.

The ethics office found that the arrangement violated state laws banning nepotism. That's what is in question.

This is really an issue of logistics. While it is easy to believe whatever side of this issue you want, the legality of it comes down to when Randy Edsall actually started being the head coach at UConn.

The coach's side is claiming that his first day on the job was Jan. 3. The ethics board countered by finding that Edsall’s first day on the job was Dec. 28, four days before his son was hired. It was on that latter date that UConn publicly confirmed Edsall’s return as head coach. If it is the former, Edsall would likely been in the clear.