I've always wondered how a fool like Gee gets to where he is. But he's no fool -- what a golden parachute for being a dufus, albeit a dufus who raised a ton of dinero for tOSU.
This feels like payoff money -- like there's something in the closet, right. I mean, if you're Gee and working for a public university, and you did them wrong by opening your trap, would you say, hey, gimme millions? No, you'd be embarrassed and want to help the U recover from your dufus-ness, and just move on to some other institution of lesser repute* (*assuming there are any) and work another day. So what's with the huge payoff? What's he know he's not going to say now? Or am I a paranoid M man?
I'm disillusioned because tSOU gave Sweatervest hush money too. His buyout could be summarized thusly: "What's your price, Jim, for you to take the fall on Tatgate and let the program continue unabated... oh, that much... ok, here's a check for it." And it just feels like, Gee got the same deal, only with bigger numbers.
Or, truth be told, I'm actually like, wow where did I go wrong in life not to get Gee's gig.