Bill O’Brien Contract Automatically Extended Four Years

Bill O’Brien gets four more years without even playing a game.

According to the Centre Daily Times, O’Brien’s contract as head coach of the Nittany Lions football team has been extended four years until 2020. This comes as part of an agreement with athletic director David Joyner when O’Brien first signed with the school that allowed for automatic extension equal to the number of years that the team may be sanctioned for.

The Centre Daily Times has obtained this document and the portion describing the agreement reads as follows:

Any sanction by the NCAA of a) loss of scholarships or b) bowl eligibility due to the actions of the previous staff or lack of institutional control prior to 2012 will immediately result in an automatic extension of coach’s contract at 2016 total compensation and bonus package in years equal to the number of years of the sanctions.

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Zach Berger

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