Penn State and former defensive coordinator Bob Shoop have settled a lawsuit over Shoop’s contract, the university announced in a press release Friday. The terms of the settlement “will remain confidential,” according to the release.
Penn State and former defensive coordinator Bob Shoop settled their lawsuit, per the university. Terms of the settlement "will remain confidential." pic.twitter.com/1Wj9Dvhmzd
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) February 2, 2018
The Penn State-Shoop saga began in July 2016 when the Nittany Lions reportedly sued their former coordinator for almost $900,000 over a contract dispute. According to Shoop’s contract, he was responsible for paying the university half of his base salary if he left before February 2018. That became the case when he took Tennessee’s defensive coordinator job in January 2016, but Shoop reportedly refused to pay.
The plot thickened when Shoop filed a counterclaim against the university, stating Penn State fired him.
Since then, Shoop spent the 2016 and ’17 seasons with the Volunteers. He accepted an offer in December to join former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead at Mississippi State.
The issued appeared to come to an end Friday with the university’s announcement.
Here’s part of Penn State’s statement:
“Both Coach Shoop and Penn State are pleased to bring this matter to an amicable resolution. Coach Shoop wishes continued success for the Penn State football program and remains grateful for the support he received from the coaching staff, support staff and the fans while he was at Penn State. Penn State recognizes that Coach Shoop was an integral part of the coaching staff during his tenure at Penn State and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.”
The statement also said “as a part of the parties’ resolution, Coach Shoop recognizes obligations under his employment contract with Penn State.”