Pennsylvania's public-sector pension system isn't appealing a court order that restores a $4,900-a-month pension to former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The 30-day window has expired during which the State Employees' Retirement System could have appealed a Nov. 13 Commonwealth Court ruling that said the system was wrong to classify Sandusky as a university employee at the time of the child sex abuse crimes that were the basis of his pension forfeiture.
System spokesman Jay Pagni said no money has yet been paid to Sandusky and his wife Dottie, who are owed back benefits plus interest, going back to when his pension payments were ended in October 2012.
He said officials will be in contact with the Sanduskys' representatives to determine how much is owed. Sandusky collected a $148,000 lump sum upon retirement.
The court said Sandusky did not maintain an employer-employee relationship with the university after 1999, when he retired after decades with Penn State.
Sandusky, 71, was convicted in July 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, including incidents on university property. He is serving 30 to 60 years in Greene State Prison.
Penn State has settled a total of 32 claims against Sandusky worth $93 million.
Spurrier to be honored
South Carolina found a new way to honor Steve Spurrier after recently removing an 80-foot poster of the Gamecocks former football coach that hung outside the stadium the past two seasons.
University trustees agreed to name the new building the "Jerri and Steve Spurrier Indoor Practice Facility."
The building cost $14.3 million and was officially dedicated in ceremonies last November.