- Penn State Scandal
Corbett wants to toss NCAA sanctions against PSU
Pennsylvania’s governor says he intends to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA in an effort to overturn what he said were “harsh penalties” against Penn State because of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Sandusky abuse scandal impact felt widely in 2012
A year ago, as Jerry Sandusky was awaiting trial, Joe Paterno was telling a reporter he had “no inkling” before 2001 that Sandusky may have been a pedophile, and Penn State’s recently departed president, Graham Spanier, faced no criminal charges.
The story forced people to grapple with the horrors of pedophilia, said Temple University journalism professor Chris Harper, but it was the roles played by Paterno, Spanier and other high officials at Penn State that have made it so distinctive.
Spanier got $2.5M severance package after Sandusky scandal
Penn State says its former president had total taxable income of $3.3 million last year, including $2.5 million in severance because he was forced out of the job after Jerry Sandusky’s arrest on child molestation charges.
Boston College suspends player for Penn State tweets
The second-leading scorer on the Boston College women’s soccer team has been barred by the school for playing in an NCAA tournament game against Penn State for online comments she made about the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Spanier, facing cover-up charges, aims at governor
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier says he’s not guilty of the cover-up charges he faces in the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal, and he is accusing the governor of trying to settle a personal score.
Sugar Ray Leonard recounts sex abuse
Retired boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard said Monday he cried for Jerry Sandusky’s accusers after hearing of the former Penn State assistant football coach’s arrest on child sex abuse charges nearly a year ago.
Will Sandusky end up at Somerset prison?
The State Correctional Institution at Laurel Highlands, located in Somerset Borough, frequently has been mentioned as the place where former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky might serve his 30-to-60-year sentence for sexually abusing children.
House GOP blocks vote on Sandusky resolution
A state House resolution asking for a federal investigation into Pennsylvania prosecutors’ handling of the Jerry Sandusky case appeared to be dead for the current legislative session Monday after Republicans blocked another effort to bring it to a vote.
In letters to judge, Sandusky, wife were defiant
Jerry and Dottie Sandusky wrote defiant letters to his judge before sentencing, attacking the motives of his victims, expressing a loss of faith in the judicial system and insisting he isn't a child molester.
State moves to revoke Sandusky’s pension
Pennsylvania’s public employee pension system said Wednesday it will revoke Jerry Sandusky’s $59,000 annual pension in the wake of his conviction and sentence in the child sexual abuse scandal.
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