Husker buyouts: $379,000 a month going to fired employees

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley (left) walks off Tom Osborne field with Mikale Wilbon (21) as the Huskers lost to Northern Illinois on Sept. 16, 2017 at Memorial Stadium (KHGI)

Former Husker football head coach Mike Riley will be paid $170,000 a month until February 2020, according to ESPN. He's owed just over $6 million on his contract.

Riley's contract was extended this year by former athletic director Shawn Eichorst less than two weeks before he was fired.

Bo Pelini is also still getting a check from Nebraska.

The former head coach gets $128,000 each month until February 2019.

According to the Omaha World Herald, former athletic director Shawn Eichorst - who hired Riley - is being paid roughly $81,000 a month until June of 2019.

It is important to note that Nebraska Athletics is self-funded, meaning no taxpayer money is going toward these payments.

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