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Clemson's Dabo Swinney to Forgo $1.25M in Compensation amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney has agreed to receive $1.25 million less in compensation because of the university and athletic department's financial concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steve Berkowitz of USA Today wrote:

"The document—provided in response to an open-records request—says Swinney will give up a $1 million retention payment that would become payable if he remains the Tigers’ head coach through Jan. 1, 2021, and he will not receive a $250,000 raise that had been set to take effect on Jan. 1.

"Taken together, the reductions represent a decrease of just over 13 percent of the $9.