Not that there were any options in the matter, but at least now it’s official: Jerry Sandusky’s retirement package, which he received from Penn State in 1999, has been revoked, according to university spokesperson Dave La Torr.
Per Statecollege.com, Sandusky received the following items as part of his retirement:
- A lump sum of $168,000
- Four free football season tickets for the rest of his life and the opportunity to purchase four more within the 35-yard lines
- Two men’s and women’s basketball season tickets for the rest of his life
- Lifetime use of a locker, weight rooms, fitness facilities and training room in the East Area locker room
- A five-year agreement, subject to renewal, between him and Penn State to work collaboratively in community outreach programs, such as The Second Mile, that “provide positive visibility to the University’s Intercollegiate Athletics Program”
- A 10-year agreement, subject to renewal, giving him an office and telephone in the East Area locker room
La Torr said he did not know exactly when the package was revoked, and added only that there were no plans to recover the lump sum of nearly $170,000. It wouldn’t be the first contract issue to be brought up since the Sandusky scandal, or even the first in recent days. The New York Times reported over the weekend that former coach Joe Paterno worked to negotiate his contract to end after the 2011 season while aware that Sandusky was under investigation once again.
Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child-sex abuse last month and still awaits official sentencing. He filed a notice of appeal last week.