Arbitrator rules Sandusky should receive Penn State pension

Written By Bill Bender
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According to a report by the Associated Press , Jerry Sandusky's $4,900-a-month Penn State pension will be reinstated. 

That includes back payments from October, 2012, when his conviction for child molestation prompted the state retirement system to end his benefits. Sandusky, 70, is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence after being convicted of sexual abuse of 10 boys.

Hearing examiner Michael Bangs wrote in the opinion "that it was clear the former assistant football coach was no longer a Penn State employee after his 1999 retirement." 

Sandusky, 70, is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence after being convicted of sexual abuse of 10 boys.

The Penn State football program is still under sanctions from the Sandusky fallout. The Nittany Lions are banned from the postseason for the next two years. 

SOURCE: Associated Press

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