GAINESVILLE, Fla. – According to a report by WCJB News, a lengthy records request from the University of Florida has revealed payment issues between the school and The National Policy Institute. Now people on social media are wondering whether Richard Spencer's payment to the university ever went through.
UF sent out a 567-page report detailing all the communication between NPI and UF officials. It turns out that a week before the event that was held at the Phillips Center, Spencer's check bounced.
The $10,554.80 check did not go through. UF has a strict policy requiring speakers to pay the amount in full before they hold events on campus, but officials say they want to make it clear that the money was received in advance.
"While it is our understanding that quite a few people are interested in that the institute's check bounced, it did," spokesperson for the University of Florida Janine Sykes said. "They wired the money in full payment a few days later and so the National Policy Institute is in good standing at least in terms of paying its bills with the University of Florida."
UF officials said the university has released all the records pertaining to the event, including the email conversations about the check bouncing, and that those records are open to the public. They want to stress that The National Policy Institute does not owe the university any money and all payments were made in full.