Sandusky: I Want My Pension
He says state had no legal grounds to revoke it
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 6, 2012 9:27 AM CST
Police escort Jerry Sandusky from the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. following his sentencing, Oct. 9, 2012.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – Jerry Sandusky worked hard for his pension, and he doesn't think he should lose it over a few dozen pesky rape convictions. The former Penn State coach has appealed a decision to revoke his $59,000-a-year pension, arguing that he's still legally entitled to it, the AP reports. Sandusky officially retired from coaching in 1999, meaning he technically wasn't a university employee when tougher pension forfeiture rules were imposed in 2004, his lawyer argues. The state's pension board has argued that Sandusky remained a "de facto" employee at the time, but his lawyer dismisses that argument as "illogical and untrue."

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Dec 8, 2012 2:16 PM CST
Like he really needs it where he is now? What's he going to use it for?
Dec 7, 2012 6:42 AM CST
HOW Come Penn Sate doesn't get any culpability in all this? How come Jerry S. is taking all the heat, guilty,some say he is etc. but why is it that he is the only one who falls when it was said that the university covered this up for years! Maybe i am wrong but should he be the fall guy for the college?
Dec 7, 2012 12:14 AM CST
People in Hell want ice water too. What he should get is the chair.