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Gary Pinkel divorce

6:55 AM, Nov 20, 2012   |    comments
Jul 25, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel speaks to the media at the Big 12 media day press conference at the Westin Galleria Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel is ending his 39-year marriage to the former Kent State cheerleader he met as a college football player.

Boone County court records show Gary and Vicki Pinkel finalized their divorce in mid-October after separating at the beginning of this year. They are the parents of three grown children.

Their legal agreement requires the coach to pay Vicki Pinkel $276,000 a year, or $23,000 per month, as long as he remains Missouri's coach.

Gary Pinkel earns a guaranteed annual salary of $2.35 million and is under contract through 2017. He was hired at Missouri in 2001.

The agreement allows Pinkel to keep his Columbia home, a Florida vacation home and two Lake of the Ozarks condominiums. His ex-wife gets a second Columbia home and a new minivan.

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