Moos gets moolah on his way out of Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Bill Moos announced last week that he would be stepping down as Nebraska's athletic director, though new information indicates that the move may not have been entirely his call.

With 18 months remaining on his contract, he is receiving a considerable amount of money on his way out.

According to contract language released by the school to the Lincoln Journal Star as part of an open records request, the University of Nebraska is paying Moos nearly $3 million in compensation, money he would have accrued if he had stayed until the end of his contract.

The payout is similar to a buyout clause in his contract if the university were to terminate his contract. Such a buyout clause did not exist for retirement.

His last day with the university was June 30th.