Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
Exactly 54 weeks ago today, Kevin Broadus was suspended by Binghamton University.
The Bearcats head men's basketball coach was paid his full salary but not allowed to return to his job on the floor.
And today he was paid the remainder of his contract, and nearly 400-thousand more dollars simply to walk away.
This afternoon the university announced a settlement with Broadus.
In exchange for Broadus' resignation and agreement to not pursue any legal matters related to his suspension, Broadus was paid a total of 1.2 million dollars.
That money will be paid all at once, putting a strain on the athletic department finances in the coming year.
Interim president Peter Magrath says, " We will figure out a way, we won't ask the athletic department immediately to turn over the full 819-thousand and some change, but, the athletic department is going to have to pay for it and we can figure out a way that is perfectly legitimate so we don't handicap the department which we have no intention of doing."
Mark Macon remains on as an interim coach.
Interim President McGrath says that Macon's title won't change until there are permanent replacements for the athletic director and president.
Macon was paid roughly 80-thousand dollars last year and then signed a 2-year extension for an undisclosed amount.
We contacted Macon today and he refused to comment.
Broadus himself still isn't commenting....not yet anyway.
Instead we spoke today with his lawyer, Linda Kenney Baden, who earlier said the settlement is a victory for her client..
But in the end, not what he wanted.
As of last week, Broadus was still trying to get his job back on the bench.
So while it won't be here at Binghamton, Broadus is cleared to try and get a job elsewhere.
"Even as of today, all of a sudden, people are expressing a large amount of interest in coach Broadus. We think that this victory will go a long way reestablish his reputation and yes, he wants to coach. He wants to coach young men badly.
Broadus was an assistant coach at Georgetown and George Mason before taking over his first head coaching job at Binghamton University.
He was considered an excellent recruiter at all levels, and will likely take a job as an assistant in that capacity.