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PSU spokesperson: Sandusky’s retirement package revoked

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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but at least now it’s official: Jerry Sandusky’s retirement package, which he received from Penn State in 1999, has been revoked, according to university spokesperson Dave La Torr.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, 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La Torr said he did not know exactly when the package was revoked, and added only that there were no plans to recover the lump sum of nearly $170,000.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.

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30 Responses to “PSU spokesperson: Sandusky’s retirement package revoked”
  1. mikefoxtrottango says: Jul 16, 2012 5:07 PM

    Good. Now please stop using “Sandusky” and “package” in the same sentence. Thanks.

  2. stoutfiles says: Jul 16, 2012 5:22 PM

    So how come they aren’t revoking Paterno’s retirement package? His family got 3 million among other things because he helped cover up a child molester.

  3. haterhurter937 says: Jul 16, 2012 5:40 PM

    dont no if im more sick of hearing about anything related to penn state or the dwight howard “trade”?

  4. rickrock6661982 says: Jul 16, 2012 5:42 PM

    “Too little…too late”

    Per usual with Penn State..

  5. onceuponatimeinsports says: Jul 16, 2012 5:43 PM

    What stoutfiles said…..

  6. Deb says: Jul 16, 2012 6:25 PM

    So not only did Penn State officials fail to contact authorities about Sandusky’s pedophilia, they didn’t even quietly revoke the portion of his retirement package providing him “lifetime use of a locker, weight rooms, fitness facilities and training room in the East Area locker room”?

    Jail cells, next to his.

  7. tweeter75 says: Jul 16, 2012 6:43 PM

    So they’re finally revoking the retirement package he was given the year after Paterno, Spanier, Curley, and Schultz covered up for Sandusky raping little boys?!?!?!

    Way to step up to the plate Penn State!! (Sarcasm)

  8. mogogo1 says: Jul 16, 2012 6:51 PM

    What exactly did they “revoke”? They’re letting him keep all the money and the 5- and 10-year agreements have already expired. I guess the guy who’s going to spend life in prison is going to be denied tickets to games and use of the university facilities? Wow, way to hammer him, PSU.

  9. deadeye says: Jul 16, 2012 6:52 PM

    What took so long?

    Honestly the way all these new revelations keep coming, it looks to me like Sandusky WAS running a child prostitution ring out of Second Mile. And all the actions of the BoT are intended to prevent any further discovery.

    I don’t believe for one second that Sandusky’s 1999 retirement was completely unrelated to the 1998 investigation. And I also believe that the BoT (or at least a few of them) knew about these things just as JoePa did.

    It also appears that the investigation itself was conducted in such a way as to protect JoePa. The indictment didn’t come down until he had his precious all-time wins record. Big coincidence! And all the testimony given to the grand jury was carefully crafted to make it appear that JoePa was in the dark.

    This isn’t a PSU problem, it’s a Pennsylvania problem. I’m becoming more convinced each day that we’ll never get to the bottom of it.

  10. showerswithsandusky says: Jul 16, 2012 6:55 PM

    Damn Deb! Glad to see that YOU shed your PSU colored glasses. You finally realized that PSU is a turd farm? Now celebrate your “seeing the light” by walking out into the road and getting run over by a city bus.

  11. omniusprime says: Jul 16, 2012 7:13 PM

    If Pedophile State doesn’t clawback the $168,000 from Sandusky then he got a much better retirement payoff than most workers ever get. Losing the other fluff is really insignificant. Yet another case of too little too late.

    NCAA Give Pedophile State the Death Penalty!

    Pedophile State Tear Down That Statue!

  12. showerswithsandusky says: Jul 16, 2012 7:21 PM

    Omniusprime…well said. Excellent!! Get the money back and destroy that statue.

  13. auburntigers34 says: Jul 16, 2012 7:55 PM

    *golf clap*

    now, about that statue…..

  14. dgutley says: Jul 16, 2012 8:02 PM

    After listening to the PSU fans rip the Buckeyes over tattoo-gate, I have to admit the more I think about it the more I come to the conclusion Jim Tressel is evil.  The man had heard rumors, received emails and calls that indicated some of the grown men in his program had traded small metal trinkets belonging to them to a local tattoo artist in exchange for tattoo work.

    The fact that he failed to report this is absurd.  Imagine the lack of concern for others involved in this cover up! I mean Trinkets for Tattoos that were not reported!  It boggles the mind.

    Personally, I can not think of anything worse a football program could do or cover up than would be worse. The Shame. If there are any statutes or murals on campus of Tressel they should be removed immediatly!  The man personifies evil!

  15. paulhargis53 says: Jul 16, 2012 8:31 PM

    showers: Wow, your pathetic. You must be one of those guys intimidated by women that talk sports.
    If you knew anything, you’d know Deb is a Crimson Tide fan.

    You sir are a douche.

  16. showerswithsandusky says: Jul 16, 2012 8:40 PM

    Thank you Paul. Hope you die a horrible painful death. Obviously you missed the posts where I called JoPa out as a facilitator of a monster and she viciously defended him.

    And tell you wife to shower before she comes to my house later. Her ass stunk like a dumpster last night when she came over after her shift at the waffle house.

  17. dkhhuey says: Jul 16, 2012 8:43 PM

    Okay – so let me get this straight. After one of the most vile and disgusting acts of child rape and molestation occur over 14 years or more involving all levels at Pedophile U, especially Joe Paterno and his direct chain of command, all the way up to the president… the board:

    1) Negotiate and pay off Joe Paterno some 3 million bucks, forgive 350,000 in loans, and a ton of other benefits.

    2) Decide to deal with the Sandusky scandal by remodeling the building where he anally raped and sexually abused god knows how many kids.

    3) Refuse to take down the statue but even worse, decide to go off on a nobody tells us what to do in a big display of ‘The Penn State Way’

    4) Put out some ridiculous statement that they now, in 2012, decide to revoke Sandusky’s retirement package! NONE of which he can ever use again and does not include getting back the 170K.

    Every f#@$ing day this university and its fans just get more idiotic and nonsensical by the second. It is just getting scarily pathetic.

  18. ghengy says: Jul 16, 2012 9:00 PM

    This is all so entertaining. LOL

  19. paulhargis53 says: Jul 16, 2012 10:19 PM


    Uff. Wishing death on people because they disagree with you on a sports blog? How pathetic is your life?
    That’s a rhetorical question. I’m sure you here yourself so you come on here and try to be Mr. tough guy.
    Then you drag out the tired old you slept with my wife gag?! What’s next? Yo mama jokes?
    You’re act is tired and weak. You think you’re original and there a hundreds of idiots like you on this site. Grow up. If you’re over 25 years old, than I feel sorry for you. You have some serious issues.
    How does it feel to know your the laughingstock of this thread?
    Surely your used to that in your daily life though.

  20. delfi2 says: Jul 16, 2012 11:09 PM

    WOW, did we have to even report this. I mean if they had kept those promises…. I would have walked outside, gotten in my car and driven to PSU to start beating up people.

    Seriously folks get a clue.

    Lets tear down everything PSU football. I do not want to see this team play for a very long time. That may be too soon, actually.

  21. microbrewuga says: Jul 17, 2012 8:14 AM

    Pick a ridiculous user ID and then say anything you want, without any accountability. You have to love the internet!

  22. moochzilla says: Jul 17, 2012 9:20 AM

    This was the product of a negotiation. They offered stuff, Jerry requested stuff.

    Which category do you think this fell into:

    “Lifetime use of a locker, weight rooms, fitness facilities and training room in the East Area locker room”

    Because that’s gives Jerry the candy he needs for bait, and the van he needs for the assaults. Have to think he asked for that and it was given to him, even knowing what they knew about him and how he’d use these facilities.

    PS – you can’t get the money back from Paterno because he died before he could be convicted as a felon for perjury. Had he lived, the money would have been recoverable. But, lucky for him and his family, he died.

  23. latchbeam says: Jul 17, 2012 10:02 AM


  24. kozbee says: Jul 17, 2012 10:11 AM

    Come on people if y`all believe that Jerry will use these free tickets,locker,weight room and the shower at Penn st then y`all got rocks in your heads.Once Jerry is free if he is i very well doubt anyone will see him in public imo.If players or most anyone would see him in the shower im sure he would get a beating from most there.The free tickets fans would mob him.When you are a Pedophile and others know you imo he will have no friends.After all this he will drop out of sight,but if you happen to see him and get a pick Enquire just might pay you a bundle..

  25. dgutley says: Jul 17, 2012 10:31 AM

    Sandusky will never ever be a free man. No way.

  26. Deb says: Jul 18, 2012 1:15 PM

    @paulhargis53 …

    If you’re still reading, thank you. I never defended Paterno’s behavior, but suggested we concentrate on those officials who are still around to be punished. And I criticized that guy’s offensive screen name–something he’ll never get over.

  27. paulhargis53 says: Jul 18, 2012 1:39 PM

    Not a problem Deb. You’ve been dealing with losers like him for years. Do you ever see Pervy on here anymore? You and I used to banter with him. I went under Jeff/Ragner/ Chickenfoot back then.

  28. Deb says: Jul 18, 2012 1:56 PM

    Omigosh, Jeff!!!! Hey!!!

    Perv got banned from PFT. Think they finally let him back on–saw someone posting as therealpervy or something like that. But think he kinda gave up on the place. I’m about there myself. It got worlds better for a while. But the censors are interns and change every six months or so. This batch blocks almost all my comments. They even censored me wishing the firefighters well in Colorado after a player’s house burned down.

  29. paulhargis53 says: Jul 18, 2012 4:20 PM

    I can post anywhere except the pro football part. Is why you never see me much. lol. MDS banned me I think. Always enjoyed our banter. Will keep an eye out for ya on cft. :-)

  30. Deb says: Jul 18, 2012 4:39 PM

    Jeff, I’m not surprised you can’t post on PFT. From the complaints that have made it through, it seems like the smartest, most football savvy commenters are the ones most likely to be banned or censored. Yeah, that makes sense LOL

    Glad to see you here!

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