In one email, Luck forwarded to Payne a bid proposal from a company that was competing against IMG College for WVU's third-tier media rights. Luck has said his actions were "inappropriate."
Raese, who owns West Virginia Radio Corp. and started criticizing the media rights deal weeks ago, said he will keep his promise that his company will not bid again for the contract.
Raese also criticized a statement Payne issued after Morrisey released the report. Payne said the board would "fine-tune" bidding procedures.
"Are you kidding?" Raese wrote to WVU's board. "The only board process that Mr. Payne needs to work on going forward is a process that would remove him as chairman and as board member. I would like to ask each of you: Are you going to put up with this nonsense."
Raese said WVU board member Dave Alvarez, another West Virginia Media shareholder, should step down.
If they don't resign, Raese said, WVU board members should ask Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to remove Payne and Alvarez. Tomblin, who received a copy of Raese's letter Friday, has said he doesn't plan to ask Payne to resign.
Raese also took issue with Morrisey's conclusion that WVU's decision to sign a non-binding agreement with IMG College was appropriate, even though Morrisey concluded that the contract should be re-bid.
In the letter, Raese noted that the Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences recently re-purchased their schools' third-tier media rights that were previously held by companies such as IMG. The Big 12 Conference -- of which WVU is a member -- could do the same, Raese said.
"The party holding these rights would be in for a big windfall," Raese said. "In this case, it would be IMG College and its subcontractor, West Virginia Media, who stand to make millions if this scenario unraveled."
Morrisey's office said the attorney general tried to interview Raese in Morgantown, but he declined to answer questions.
"Mr. Raese disagrees with the report's finding that the media rights contract did not need to be bid out under law," Ryan said. "Unfortunately, his conclusion seems driven by a desire to reach a pre-determined outcome, rather than an actual legal analysis."
Ryan added that her boss' report is "factual and straightforward, and did not provide colorful findings to advance rumors or random theories . . . ."
"It is clear no report will prove satisfactory to Mr. Raese unless he obtains the outcome he personally prefers," Ryan said.
Third-tier media rights cover televised coverage of some non-conference football and basketball games, radio broadcast rights, non-revenue sports coverage, coaches' shows, signage, online content and seatback sales.
Raese's company, West Virginia Radio, has handled WVU football and men's basketball games for decades through a partnership with the WVU-owned Mountaineer Sports Network, which now hold the media rights.
Payne has alleged that Raese doesn't want to give up his "sweetheart deal."
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