AD Gene Smith gets $18K bonus

Updated: March 25, 2014, 1:14 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith will receive a bonus of more than $18,000 -- one week of his base salary -- for Logan Stieber winning the 141-pound weight class at the NCAA wrestling championships.

Smith signed a new contract this year that pays him a bonus for "exceptional athletic achievements," including Final Four and football postseason appearances, and titles won by individuals in any of 20 sports.

Stieber, a redshirt junior, won his third consecutive NCAA title Saturday night in Oklahoma City.

As one of the highest-paid athletic directors in the nation, Smith has a base salary of $940,484. He could earn more than $1.5 million a year in salary and bonuses under the pact that runs through June 2020.


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