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Sandusky Retirement Package Revoked

by on July 16, 2012 3:02 PM

Updated at 4:52 p.m.

Jerry Sandusky's retirement package has been revoked.

University spokesman Dave La Torre said the agreement was nixed following Sandusky's Nov. 5 arrest. La Torre added the university has no plans to recover a lump sum payment of $168,000.

The package, agreed to by Sandusky on June 29, 1999, outlined several perquisites, including:

  • 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

Sandusky, 68, awaits sentencing in Centre County Correctional Facility after being found guilty on 45 counts in a child sex abuse case last month.

On Oct. 29, days before his arrest, Sandusky attended Joe Paterno's record-setting 409th victory against Illinois and sat in a Nittany Lion Club suite, according to the Freeh Report.

He also reportedly was seen by several players working out in the Lasch Football Building the week before his arrest.



Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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