Penn State Files Lawsuit Against Former Assistant Coach Bob Shoop

Penn State has filed a lawsuit against it’s former assistant football coach Bob Shoop claiming he owes them nearly $900,000.

Shoop, who resigned from his coaching duties at Penn State in January of 2016 is being held liable for not finishing out the terms of his contract. He was contracted to coach at the university through the 2018 season.

Following his resignation from Penn State, Shoop signed a deal with the University of Tennessee to become the defensive coordinator for the Volunteers. His contract with UT is worth $1.125 million per year, over a three year period.

Paying back the amount Penn State claims he owes would essentially mean working an entire season at Tennessee for free.

According to ESPN, the exact number Penn State is looking to get back is $891,000 for “breach of contract.”

That number, coupled with additional interest and court costs raises the figure slightly beyond that. Shoop is yet to comment on the matter publicly.

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