2012-05-31 / Obituaries

PSU’s Paterno, Spanier Each Made Over $1M In 2011

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State University has made public a report that shows fired football coach Joe Paterno and former president Graham Spanier each earned more than $1 million in compensation last year.

A form posted on the school’s website lists Paterno’s 2011 salary at $1,002,464. He earned another $35,546 in benefits. Spanier’s salary is listed as $937,955, with another $168,630 in benefits.

The Centre Daily Times first reported the disclosure Saturday.

Both men were let go from their positions in early November after former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with dozens of child sex abuse counts. He has denied the allegations and is to go on trial next month.

Paterno died in January of lung cancer.

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