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EXCLUSIVE: Rich Rod speaks for first time since being fired at Arizona

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TUCSON (KVOA) -- Former Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez spoke to the media for the first time since he was fired January 2nd amid allegations of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct.

News 4 Tucson Sports Director Paul Cicala went 1-on-1 with Rodriguez after the Arizona basketball team beat the Cal Golden Bears 66-54 Saturday night at McKale Center. Rodriguez was supporting his daughter, Raquel, a UA cheerleader who was honored during senior night.

Here's more as-seen on KVOA newscast:

Here's a transcript of the 1-on-1 interview that aired exclusively on KVOA: 

-Do you have any comment on the (sexual misconduct) allegations against you?
Rich Rodriguez: -"No. Congratulations to Sean (Miller) and the basketball program. It's fun to watch and great athletes. Sean's one of the best in the country and and a good friend, and I'm really proud of him and happy for him.

-What type of pride do you have as a father seeing Raquel  - it's senior day for the cheerleaders as well.
 Rich Rodriguez: -"Thanks for asking. I'm really proud of Raquel.  She's put in a lot of work as all of the cheerleaders have.  They've done a lot. We know how hard they work, and I know they're very, very appreciated. Certainly, I'm a proud father.  We're a proud family, and, I'm really proud of Raquel -what she's done, not just this year, but  but over her career.  She's going to graduate this summer and have a lot of great memories" 

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