His is the most recognizable face in the history of FSU football, but Bobby Bowden is now no longer affiliated with the program.
Seminole Boosters, Inc. has decided not to pick up the option on Bowden’s three-year contract, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
“They decided not to renew it,” Bowden said. “I wasn’t surprised at all. I didn’t feel like I was earning my money, to be honest with you. I didn’t feel like I was doing enough.”
Bowden, 85, was getting $250,000 a year to allow the Boosters to use his name and likeness and for 10 days a year for fundraising.
The group has retained the rights to employ Bowden on a per-event basis.