Sepp Blatter was suspended as FIFA president on Oct. 8 and then banned from soccer for eight years last month over ethics violations involving a $2 million payment to UEFA President Michel Platini in 2011.

But don’t worry about ol’ Sepp, because he’s still getting his FIFA salary.

The news comes from Reuters, which reports that Blatter has been receiving his salary during the time period in which he was unable to carry out his duties. It’s all because his contract says so.

“Until the election of a new president on February 26, Mr. Blatter is the elected president and therefore – according to his contract – is entitled to receive his remuneration,” FIFA spokesman Andreas Bantel told Reuters.

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However, Blatter has stopped getting his bonuses after the compensation sub-committee of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee ruled it could stop paying them. So there’s that.

No one knows how much Blatter is paid in salary, because executive salaries are a long-held FIFA secret. However, disclosure of the salaries for FIFA’s president and other top executives are one of the reforms the FIFA Congress will vote upon at next month’s meeting.

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