Disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is back in the news as he serves his 30 to 60 year sentence for child molestation. Yahoo News reported on Jan. 7, 2014, that Sandusky has issued a request to restore retirement benefits from Penn State that were canceled due to his conviction in the scandal that rocked the university.
He did end up retiring from the university where he was paid for years of service and also the charity for troubled youth he founded where he was paid as a consultant. His testimony given during three hours on Tuesday focused on the circumstances regarding his leaving both positions.
Sandusky talked about retiring from Penn State in 1999 to get an early retirement incentive. It was then he was rehired to coach one last season on a temporary basis.
A decision made back in Oct. 2012 stopped his benefits as he was sentenced to jail. At the time, he was receiving $4,900-a-month payments and the decision to stop those benefits also disqualified his wife Dottie from getting them as well.
It is bound to be a few months before Jerry Sandusky finds out if the decision will be reversed.
During his testimony on Tuesday, Sandusky disputed the documents that said he had received dozens of payments after 1999 from Penn State. The letters he received in late 2012 advising him that his benefits had been revoked stated he "received no fewer than 71" payments.
Sandusky said, "I know it was in the neighborhood of three. It was far from 71."