Georgia pays Pruitt’s buyout at FSU

Georgia picked up the tab for the buyout in Jeremy Pruitt’s Florida State contract when it landed the national championship-winning defensive coordinator in January.

The school made a one-time lump sum payout of $81,499.59 to Pruitt to cover his buyout and taxes, according to Georgia executive associate athletic director Frank Crumley.

That payment is detailed in Pruitt’s three-year contract, worth $850,000 per year, which was obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald in an open records request.

Pruitt has now signed his contract. Georgia previously had released the draft of a four-page memorandum of understanding with Pruitt.

Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo also has signed the amendment to his contract worth $575,000 per year, which extends his deal with Georgia one year through Dec. 31, 2016 or any bowl game played in January 2017. Pruitt is under contract for the same length of time.

The terms Pruitt and Georgia agreed to were previously reported.

He has a buyout of $125,000 if he were to resign in 2014, $100,000 in 2015 and $50,000 in 2016.

There would be no buyout if Pruitt were to leave for an NFL or FBS head coaching job or an NFL defensive coordinator position.

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