Jim Donnan's records sought in federal bankruptcy case

A judge has ordered former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan to turn over income tax returns and other financial records in a federal bankruptcy case unfolding in Ohio, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.

Donnan is listed as a creditor of the company in bankruptcy, GLC Limited, the parent company of a chain of liquidation stores and other businesses such as  sporting goods and hardware stores.

But the company's motion asking for Donnan's records also says he and his wife, Mary, have knowledge and documentation of "the formation of the Debtor and its various business operations," the "financing of the Debtor's business operations" and "matters relating to the amounts invested in Debtor's business by various investors; the relationship and business dealings among Debtor, the Donnans and various third parties," the newspaper reports.

In addition, the motion says the Donnans have information about the "existence and location of Debtor's assets," according to the Banner-Herald.

When it filed for bankruptcy late last month, GLC said it owed between $26 million and $29 million.

The list of those owed money reads like a who's who of football and basketball coaches. Barry Switzer, Dennis Franchione, Tommy Tuberville, Mark Gottfried, Billy Gillispie and former UGA and NFL player Kendrell Bell are on the list, according to the Banner-Herald.

"I just plan to fully cooperate and work with all involved so some kind of resolution can be reached as quickly as possible," Donnan told the newspaper, declining to elaborate.