Automatic extension for Bill O'Brien

Updated: July 26, 2012, 8:44 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Bill O'Brien's contract with Penn State automatically was extended four years through 2020 when the NCAA handed down unprecedented sanctions against the embattled football program.

A clause in the contract, obtained Wednesday by ESPN's Joe Schad, was triggered when Penn State received its four-year bowl ban as part of the sanctions announced Monday in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

O'Brien was asked on several ESPN platforms Wednesday about escaping ...

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