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OSU sues former athletic director now at Georgia Tech

December 21, 2019 GMT
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Todd Stansbury, right, shakes hands with Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson as they wrap up a news conference in which Stansbury was introduced as the school's new athletic director in Atlanta. Oregon State University filed Wednesday, Dec. 18, a lawsuit against former athletic director Stansbury, claiming he owes the school more than $1.5 million after walking away from his contract to take the new job at Georgia Tech, the Oregonian/Oregon Live reports. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Todd Stansbury, right, shakes hands with Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson as they wrap up a news conference in which Stansbury was introduced as the school's new athletic director in Atlanta. Oregon State University filed Wednesday, Dec. 18, a lawsuit against former athletic director Stansbury, claiming he owes the school more than $1.5 million after walking away from his contract to take the new job at Georgia Tech, the Oregonian/Oregon Live reports. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University is suing its former athletic director, claiming he owes the school more than $1.5 million after walking away from his contract to take a new job at Georgia Tech.

The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports OSU on Wednesday filed the breach of contract lawsuit against Todd Stansbury in Benton County Circuit Court.

Stansbury couldn’t immediately be reached for comment through Georgia Tech.

“As a state university, we feel it is important to conclude the contractual obligations Oregon State University and Todd Stansbury agreed to,” OSU spokesman Steve Clark said.

In 2015, Stansburg signed an OSU contract extension through June 2020, which stipulated that he would pay the university his base salary for any remaining years is he choose to leave early.

Stansbury resigned in December 2016 and owed OSU $2,107,778 as a result, according to the lawsuit.

He made payments until July 2019 and the university is now seeking to recoup $1,513,262.97, which includes the original amount owed plus interest.