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Michigan prof who made vulgar video quits, settles for $95K

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Barry Mehler's YouTube Video
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Barry Mehler YouTube video

Barry Mehler also agreed to a three-year gag order and retirement

A Michigan professor who was suspended in January for making a profanity-filled video to welcome students settled his legal dispute with a university by agreeing to accept $95,000.

Barry Mehler also agreed to a three-year gag order and retirement. If he criticizes Ferris State University, he could be forced to pay $60,000.

Mehler taught history at Ferris State for decades. He made headlines when the school placed him on paid leave in response to a provocative 14-minute video.

Mehler used profanities and made a sexual reference as he rambled on about his attendance policy, grades, plagiarism and COVID-19. Mehler says he was just trying to get students' “juices flowing.”

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