A District Court Judge in Baton Rouge has ruled former Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football coach Jerry Baldwin was not fired because of the color of his skin.

State District Judge Tim Kelley said the evidence in the case did not support Baldwin's claim.

Baldwin was fired after the 2001 season with a record of 6-27.  His team was 3-8 in his final season.

It was the third time the suit had gone to court.  Baldwin was awarded more than two million dollars in the first trial, but that verdict was thrown out on appeal.  The second trial two years ago ended with a jury unable to reach a verdict.

Baldwin's earlier claims of breach of contract were thrown out prior to the third trial.

His attorney, Karl Bernard, says an appeal will be considered according to a story from theadvocate.com.