September 17, 2015 5:33 AM EDT

$1.2 MILLION

Amount Ohio State agreed to pay president E. Gordon Gee, who retired in 2013 after making derogatory comments; because he took a new job at WVU, Ohio State had to pay him only $337,080

$5.8 MILLION

Amount Rutgers University agreed to pay athletic director Tim Pernetti in salary and benefits; Pernetti resigned in 2013 after basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for verbally abusing players

$2.4 MILLION

Amount (severance plus deferred compensation) Penn State paid president Graham Spanier, who was fired in 2011 amid the school’s child sex-abuse scandal

This appears in the September 28, 2015 issue of TIME.

Write to Olivia B. Waxman at olivia.waxman@time.com.

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