Syracuse quietly rewarded ex-AD Daryl Gross after NCAA violations

In March 2015, just after the NCAA released a report punishing Syracuse University, athletic director Daryl Gross resigned, appearing to take the fall for a national embarrassment.

Behind the scenes, however, Syracuse was rewarding him financially.

Far from punishing him, the school gave Gross a new three-year contract worth more than $1.5 million — all for a vague, newly-created job that involved little public responsibility.

When Gross wanted to leave that new job just one year into the arrangement, Syracuse paid him $675,000 to help him accept a job across the country.

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