Sandusky: I Want My Pension

He says state had no legal grounds to revoke it

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 6, 2012 9:27 AM CST

(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."

Police escort Jerry Sandusky from the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. following his sentencing, Oct. 9, 2012.
Police escort Jerry Sandusky from the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. following his sentencing, Oct. 9, 2012.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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