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  • NCAA restores Penn State football postseason, scholarships

    09/08/2014 2:07:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    NCAA.com ^ | 9/8/2014
    Due to Penn State University’s significant progress toward ensuring its athletics department functions with integrity, the NCAA Executive Committee on Monday eliminated the school’s postseason ban, effective immediately, and will return the full complement of football scholarships in 2015-16. The committee’s action endorses recommendations released Monday by George Mitchell, the university’s athletics oversight monitor, in his latest report. In addition to the scholarship and postseason participation changes, Mitchell also recommended that if Penn State continues to make impressive progress at the conclusion of the 2015 report, Mitchell’s oversight may conclude substantially earlier than 2017, the date set forth in the...
  • Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, full scholarships for 2015-2016

    09/08/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 85 replies
    fansided.com ^ | 9-7-14 | Patrick Schmidt
    The Penn State Nittany Lions are eligible to play in a bowl game this season after the NCAA ruled they are satisfied with the athletic department’s progress in ensuring it functions with integrity. “Penn State’s commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear,” said Northern Arizona President Rita Hartung Cheng via NCAA.org, who chaired Monday’s Executive Committee meeting. “We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchell’s efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made today’s decisions possible.” Penn...
  • Sandusky probe report less critical than Kane, who makes new charges

    06/24/2014 4:03:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    The Inquirer, Philly.com ^ | Monday, June 23, 2014, 10:35 AM | Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
    HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's review of the investigation into pedophile Jerry Sandusky was supposed to finally explain why the case took nearly three years to build, and whether it was bogged down by politics. Instead, the 166-page report she released Monday was overshadowed by Kane's own assertion - not included in the document - that two victims alleged they were sexually abused by Sandusky even while he was under investigation.
  • Joe Paterno Statue Planned for Downtown

    bronze statue of Joe Paterno seated on a bench is planned for installation outside the Tavern Restaurant in November 2015. The statue, designed by sculptor Zenos Frudakis, is in response to Rodney Erickson’s decision to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from Porter Road in July 2012. “There’s been some level of frustration among Penn Staters with what happened with the statue at the stadium,” Ted Sebastianelli, one of the organizers of the project, said. “We wanted to come up with a way to honor Joe for all that he did for the State College community. It wasn’t just the university he...
  • The Whistleblower's Last Stand

    03/04/2014 9:36:50 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    espn ^ | 3-4-14 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    THE STAR WITNESS was anonymous, like each of Jerry Sandusky's victims. He was described in the grand jury presentment only as "a Penn State graduate assistant." Anyone reading the 23-page presentment released on Nov. 4, 2011, would be horrified by the prosecution's version of what the witness said he saw a decade ago. In the locker room shower inside the Lasch Football Building on Penn State's campus, he stumbled upon "a naked boy, Victim 2 ... with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant was shocked but noticed that...
  • Graham Spanier’s lawyer accuses former Penn State legal counsel Cynthia Baldwin of ‘flip-flop’

    12/22/2013 2:48:00 AM PST · by abb · 36 replies
    Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) ^ | December 22, 2013` | Mike Dawson
    The lawyer for ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier is raising new questions over what she called contradictions raised by the grand jury testimony of Cynthia Baldwin, the university’s embattled former in-house lawyer. Baldwin approached the state Attorney General’s Office about an “off the record” discussion in exchange for a deal in which the information she provided was not to be used against her, according to documentation released Sunday by Spanier lawyer Elizabeth Ainslie. Baldwin signed the document, called a proffer letter, on Oct. 19, 2012, and a week later she went before a grand jury. In her testimony, Baldwin said...
  • Penn State to pay $60 million to 26 men over Sandusky abuse claims

    10/28/2013 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2013
    Penn State has announced that it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men to settle claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university said it had concluded negotiations that have lasted about a year. The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle. The school faces six other claims, and the university says it believes some do not have merit while others may produce settlements.
  • Jerry Sandusky prosecutor: No evidence Joe Paterno participated in criminal cover-up at Penn State

    09/03/2013 9:21:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 39 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-3-13 | Charles Thompson
    Another key figure in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case weighed in Tuesday with his take on whether former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was an active participant in efforts to cover up Sandusky's sex crimes. In an interview recorded for CBS 60 Minutes Sports, former Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina said flatly: "I did not find that evidence." That was after Fina stated that he did come to believe, as the state's probe of Sandusky progressed, that former Penn State president Graham Spanier and several of his top aides had tried to interfere with the...
  • Case vs. ex-PSU (Penn State) officials to move forward as judge denies requests

    04/10/2013 3:44:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 10, 2013
    Three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up complaints about Jerry Sandusky lost a set of rulings Tuesday, allowing their criminal cases to move forward. Judge Barry Feudale denied an attempt to throw out the grand jury report backing up the accusations and ruled against two other defense requests. As the judge who oversaw the grand jury, Feudale said he no longer has jurisdiction. Feudale said he would not have granted the defendants' request that the charges be thrown out and emphasized that the case was out of his hands once the grand jury issued its report. But the...
  • Media Mash: John Ziegler's Interviews with NBC, CNN, and TMZ

    03/27/2013 8:19:13 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    notpsu ^ | March 26, 2013 | Ray Blehar
    After 14 months of focusing on Joe Paterno and PSU's alleged failures, when Ziegler attempts to finally defend Paterno, the media shifts their focus to the real culprit of the scandal -- Jerry Sandusky. Also, not testifying at trial is the new standard of guilt in America. If you had any false hopes that the media would be willing to give Joe Paterno and PSU a fair hearing about the Sandusky Scandal, yesterday should have crushed those hopes. John Ziegler appeared on The Today Show and on CNN's Piers Morgan. He also did several radio and phone interviews, of which...
  • Jerry Sandusky Speaks

    03/25/2013 10:38:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/25/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    Jerry Sandusky says that if Penn State coach Joe Paterno "absolutely thought" he was a pedophile, he would not have let him coach. "If he had a suspicion, I don't know the answer to that," he says. He made the statement in the course of 3.5 hours of telephone interviews with filmmaker John Ziegler, who is making a documentary in defense of Paterno; it's the first interview Sandusky has given since he began serving his sentence, and portions of the conversation aired on the Today show this morning. More:   On witness and former assistant coach Mike McQueary: "I don't...
  • Joe Paterno Really Didn't Know

    This excerpt from the Clemente Report is very disturbing. For anyone who refuses to believe that Joe didn't know - I think this story will change their minds. Would anyone blame this Mom, like they blame Joe? Would she be fired? Would she be cast as a horrible, evil person? Should all of her life's good work be erased because of this episode? Was she demonized like Joe has been? And this molestation happened literally right in front of her eyes. Please watch the video, read the Clemente report, THEN please post your comments and let us know what you...
  • Outrage over idea of Scouts accepting homosexuals

    01/31/2013 5:25:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | January 30, 2013 | Dave Tombers
    'Big Gay' now 'biggest, baddest, boldest bully on the block' Big Pharma and Big Tobacco each have had their day in the sun, and may again sometime, but one pro-family group says there’s another increasingly aggressive and powerful juggernaut at play in America: “Big Gay.” Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the American Family Association, told WND in an interview, “‘Big Gay’ has become the biggest, baddest, boldest bully on the block.” He was reacting to revelations that the Boy Scouts of America are considering giving in to the homosexual lobby and opening their doors to homosexual scouts and...
  • Pennsylvania's Governor Is Suing The NCAA Over Its Sanctions Against Penn State

    01/02/2013 9:25:06 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 2, 2013 | Peter Jackson, Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against the NCAA over stiff sanctions imposed against Penn State in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. ................. A person associated with the university and knowledgeable about the matter told The Associated Press that it is an antitrust action. .................... In announcing the news conference, Corbett, a Republican, did not indicate whether his office coordinated its legal strategy with state Attorney General-elect Kathleen Kane, who is scheduled to be sworn in Jan. 15. Kane, a...
  • 'He's treated like the worst of the worst': Sandusky put on hard routine...

    12/09/2012 12:09:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    mail online ^ | 12.9.2012 | mail online
    FULL TITLE: 'He's treated like the worst of the worst': Sandusky put on hard routine and separated from other inmates for his own protection Serial child sex offender Jerry Sandusky lives under tight restrictions in prison for his own safety, it has been revealed. The former Penn State coach is on hard routine after he asked for more prison privileges and then received threats from inmates. 'He is being housed in the appropriate facility in order to assure his safety,' said Susan McNaughton, press secretary for the Pennsylvania state Department of Corrections. She responded to questions from Reuters after one...
  • Baldwin's role in former administrators' cases under fire (Penn State)

    11/30/2012 10:55:39 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    The Daily Collegian ^ | 10-30-12 | Adam Lidgett
    By Adam Lidgett Collegian Staff Writer The three former Penn State administrators charged with perjury in relation to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case have all filed motions referencing the way a former university attorney testified against them to the grand jury — and some legal experts are saying the case is tainted because of it. Both former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz have filed to have their Dec. 13 preliminary hearing postponed. Both men say they believed former university counsel Cynthia Baldwin was representing them...
  • Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

    11/01/2012 7:47:30 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 1 4:55 PM | MARK SCOLFORO
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The "conspiracy of silence" that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university President Graham Spanier with hushing up child sexual abuse allegations against the former assistant football coach. Prosecutors also added counts against two of Spanier's former underlings, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, who were already charged with lying to a grand jury. Spanier's lawyers issued a statement that asserted his innocence and described the new charges as an attempt by Gov. Tom Corbett to divert attention from the three-year investigation that...
  • Former Penn State president Graham Spanier faces charges tied to child sex abuse scandal

    11/01/2012 9:10:10 AM PDT · by txrangerette · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | November 1, 2012 | Michael Isikoff
    <p>Just heard announced, Spannier indicted for perjury in the Sandusky case.</p>
  • (Penn State former football coach Jerry) Sandusky moved to prison with death row inmates

    10/31/2012 7:21:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 31, 2012
    Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on Wednesday was sent to serve his child molestation prison sentence at an institution in far southwestern Pennsylvania that includes most of the state's death row inmates. The Corrections Department said Sandusky was transferred to Greene State Prison after being evaluated at a facility outside Harrisburg. Prison officials said he will be housed in protective custody. "We make individual decisions based on facts," Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said in a written statement. "Given the high profile nature of this individual, coupled with the nature of his crimes, this makes him very vulnerable...
  • Dottie Sandusky in letter to judge: 'Jerry is not the monster everyone is making him out to be'

    10/11/2012 12:02:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 10.11.2012 | NBC staff
    The Common Pleas Court in McKean County, Pa., has released a letter that Dottie Sandusky wrote to Judge John Cleland after her husband, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse and before he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years for those crimes. Dottie Sandusky attended the sentencing Tuesday for her husband, who was defensive coordinator and for many years the presumed heir-apparent to legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The case shook the university, resulting in the firing of Paterno and the departure of the president and other...
  • As convicted pedophile, Jerry Sandusky runs risk of being sexually assaulted in prison

    10/09/2012 11:21:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10,9,2012 | AP
    Because of who he is and what he’s done, Jerry Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week. With thousands of inmates raped behind bars in the U.S. each year, statistics compiled by the federal government show that sex offenders are roughly two to four times more likely than other inmates to fall victim. Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach, will be sentenced Tuesday for sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky is likely to spend...
  • Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years in prison

    10/09/2012 7:51:31 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | October 9, 2012 | Susan Candiotti and Jason Carroll
    Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, after a judge handed down a prison sentence Tuesday for his convictions on child sexual abuse charges. Judge John Cleland said Sandusky will face no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years, with credit for time served. He was convicted in June of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. The 68-year-old had faced a maximum of 400 years in prison.
  • Judge denies motion to dismiss perjury charges against former Penn State execs

    09/26/2012 8:13:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 26, 2012
    A judge on Wednesday upheld perjury charges against two Penn State administrators accused of lying to a grand jury that investigated allegations ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused children. Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover ruled against the motions by former vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley that would have thrown out the count of perjury against each man. The judge did not rule on the other count they each face, failure to properly report suspected child abuse. In that case, the defendants have argued the statute of limitations has expired. The judge said that dismissal request...
  • 'Child prostitute' connects Jerry Sandusky to Poly Prep sex abuse scandal and coach Phil Foglietta

    09/20/2012 4:31:22 PM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 45 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Christian Red
    A Philadelphia man who claims to have been paid to have sex with former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta in 1979 as part of an alleged pedophile ring that included Jerry Sandusky sent an email to several Poly Prep officials on Monday - including current headmaster David Harman - detailing the explosive allegation. Greg Bucceroni, 48, also sent the email to Kevin Mulhearn, the Orangeburg, N.Y., attorney who represents 12 men who sued the school, alleging Poly Prep officials knew that Foglietta was a sexual predator but covered it up for decades in order to protect the elite institution's...
  • MBNA Bank while Freeh was co-chair ...was major corporate sponsor of Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile

    09/08/2012 8:53:26 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 12 replies
    Tom in Paine ^ | September 7, 2012 | Marc Rubin
    A copy of a document sent to me by a source and dated February 28,2000 ( a link is provided at the bottom) and further corroborated by other documentation has revealed that MBNA bank beginning in 2000 and throughout the entire tenure of Louis Freeh as the bank's vice chairman and general counsel, was a major corporate sponsor of Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile and continued to be throughout Freeh's tenure at the bank from 2001 to 2006 when MBNA bank was bought by Bank of America for $35 billion. Freeh at the time cashed in $20 million in stock...
  • Lawyer: Sandusky has regrets, October sentence likely

    09/06/2012 11:13:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    WPXI ^ | Sep 6, 2012 | news
    Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky regrets not taking the stand at his child sex abuse trial and likely will be sentenced next month, his defense lawyer said Wednesday. . . He said the day Sandusky first was charged in November he was shocked to learn there were more than one or two people prosecutors said were victims - there were eight, with two more added in a second set of charges that followed in December. Amendola said some people who had promised to help Sandusky turned their backs on him once he was charged. . . Most...
  • No 'Sweet Caroline' at Penn State games, no public allowed in most athletic facilities

    08/28/2012 12:12:38 PM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    <p>Penn State football fans will no longer be singing "Sweet Caroline" while cheering on their Nittany Lions, according to university officials.</p> <p>Neil Diamond's classic song, often sung at sporting events and particularly at Boston Red Sox baseball games, has been rotated out of the playlist for Beaver Stadium this year.</p>
  • 'Sweet Caroline' gone from Penn State playlist

    08/27/2012 1:36:05 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    WTAE ^ | August 27, 2012
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State's home opener on Saturday will be missing a game-day staple: "Sweet Caroline." The Altoona Mirror reports that school officials decided to remove Neil Diamond's sing-along hit from the Beaver Stadium playlist because of lyrics that include: "Hands, touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you." Officials decided the song could be awkward in light of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal. The 1969 anthem is a tradition at many sporting events. The Boston Red Sox play it at every home game.
  • Book: Sandusky report terms incomprehensible to Paterno

    08/18/2012 5:29:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 17, 2012
    Joe Paterno had to be prodded by his family to read the grand jury report regarding Jerry Sandusky and did not understand some of its graphic terminology, according to a new book. The book, Paterno by Joe Posnanski, was purchased Friday by the Associated Press in advance of its release next week. In the book, Posnanski describes a scene at Paterno's home, two days after Sandusky had been charged with child sex abuse last November. Paterno's family and a close adviser were trying to explain to the Penn State coach that there was a growing sentiment Paterno must have known...
  • Open Note to Rush Limbaugh re Penn State

    08/14/2012 11:51:55 AM PDT · by Yaelle · 135 replies
    Fertile mind ^ | 8/14/12 | Self
    Rush, I just heard you saying that you thought punishing the university itself is going too far at Penn State. Yes, it appears that one evil man brought the whole thing down, but remember that to cover up evil is to promote it. Everyone up in the highest administration must have known about Sandusky. No one alerted law enforcement. They "let him retire early.". No other football teams seemed to hire him, which if people knew nothing would defy logic. Everyone knew. The heads of the university knew. They allowed him full access to their property and facilities. They did...
  • Accreditation warning given to Penn State on child abuse scandal; officials express confidence

    08/14/2012 6:14:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2012
    An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. [Snip] The commission said in an Aug. 8 notice that Penn State remains accredited while "on warning" but it wants a monitoring report submitted by the end of next month detailing steps taken to ensure full compliance with governmental requirements, that the university's mission is being carried out, that the commission will be fully informed and that Penn State is complying with standards on leadership and governance as well as integrity. The commission also wants...
  • Jerry Sandusky focus of national Postal Service porn investigation

    08/10/2012 3:44:41 PM PDT · by Kay Ludlow · 37 replies
    Jerry Sandusky is the focus of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, which is looking into whether he sent child pornography across state lines, a national news outlet is reporting today. Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2012/08/10/3295414/jerry-sandusky-reportedly-focus.html#storylink=cpy
  • Penn State adds names, ribbon to football jerseys (support for victims of child abuse)

    08/07/2012 2:59:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/07/12
    Penn State adds names, ribbon to football jerseysThe Associated Press – 1 hour 28 minutes ago STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Players' names are being added to Penn State's football jerseys for the coming season, the university announced Tuesday, along with blue ribbons to show support for victims of child abuse. The team's generic look - blue-and-white, no names on jerseys - has long been a trademark and was associated with the buttoned-down style of former coach Joe Paterno, who was fired last year after his former assistant Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges. School officials said adding...
  • Penn State trustees file appeal

    08/06/2012 5:57:20 PM PDT · by Third Person · 135 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 6th, 2012 | Don Van Natta
    A Penn State board of trustee member filed an appeal Monday afternoon with the NCAA over sanctions levied against the university after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. Three other trustees joined the appeal, which states that the consent decree university president Rodney Erickson signed with the NCAA agreeing to the sanctions is "null and void" because Erickson "lacked the legal authority" to enter into such an agreement without the board's approval. Trustees and a person with first-hand knowledge of the discussions said the move is a precursor to a federal lawsuit asking a judge to invalidate the sanctions, because...
  • PSU trustee intends to appeal to NCAA sanctions

    08/06/2012 3:50:31 PM PDT · by safetysign · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 08/06/2012 | staff
    A Penn State trustee has told the NCAA that he intends to appeal college sports governing body's strict sanctions on the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
  • Didn't Jerry Sandusky call Harry Reid and ask for bail money?

    08/06/2012 3:13:45 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 12 replies
    Make reid prove it. Let's see his phone records for the last 20 years.
  • Sandusky case: Silence of the 'gays'

    08/05/2012 5:06:56 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-5-12 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Outspoken proponents of homosexuality – such as those who attack the CEO of Chick-fil-A for expressing his Christian faith – are remarkably quiet on the issue of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and the culture that helped foster his abuse of young boys, according to observers. Are the activists intentionally staying low-key regarding the sexual abuse inflicted by the convicted PSU boy predator, or has their campaign just been too busy to take a strong stand on the matter? Michael L. Brown, host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show “Line of Fire,” throws all his chips in...
  • Despite talk after Sandusky scandal, Penn State athletic machine churns on

    08/05/2012 4:08:13 PM PDT · by randita · 25 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/5/12 | Frank Fitzpatrick
    Despite talk after Sandusky scandal, Penn State athletic machine churns on By Frank Fitzpatrick Inquirer Staff Writer An artist's rendering of the Pegula Ice Arena, which will open at Penn State next year. The arena is being built, at a cost of $102 million, mostly through a single donation. On July 23, as grim Penn State athletics employees watched NCAA president Mark Emmert cite their football program as an example of college sports' worst excesses, workers across the street were busy constructing a $102 million hockey arena set to open next year. Visible all around University Park that morning were...
  • Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctions (not possible)

    08/04/2012 9:48:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/03/12 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctionsBy GENARO C. ARMAS (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press – 18 hours ago STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother. Family lawyer Wick Sollers in a letter sent Friday to the NCAA said the Paternos would like to appeal the ''enormous damage'' done to Penn State, the community, athletes and the late Hall of Fame coach. He died in January at age 85....
  • Lawyer: Sandusky upset over Penn State sanctions (perp is distraught)

    08/01/2012 4:25:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/01/12 | MARK SCOLFORO
    Lawyer: Sandusky upset over Penn State sanctionsBy MARK SCOLFORO | The Associated Press – 43 minutes ago HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky is distraught over the NCAA penalties issued to Penn State's football program for the school's handling of his child sexual abuse scandal and maintains his innocence as he awaits sentencing, his defense lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Joe Amendola told The Associated Press in a phone interview that Sandusky told him that even if people believe he is guilty of the crimes for which he was convicted in June, it would be ''ridiculous'' to think Penn State administrators...
  • Tim Buckley headed to NC State. (Penn State player solidarity ends )

    07/30/2012 5:41:40 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 7 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | July 30, 2012 | Staff
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Backup Penn State safety Tim Buckley has become the first player to transfer from Penn State in the wake of NCAA sanctions, while the future of a more prominent player, star tailback Silas Redd, remains in question.
  • Former Pennsylvania psychologist says he reported child molestation, lost license (1986)

    07/30/2012 7:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-30-2012 | Michael Volpe
    Jim Singer, formerly a psychologist working in Pennsylvania, said that he reported a case of child molestation in 1986 to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services agency, and not only was his report ignored, but soon after, in retaliation, the Pennsylvania Psychology Board prosecuted Singer and eventually removed his license to practice psychology. As the aftermath of the Penn State University molestation scandal unfolds, most observers believe that if the proper authorities had been alerted to the crimes much earlier, many children could have been saved. That’s not always the case, says Singer. Speaking exclusively with The Daily Caller, Singer said that...
  • Sandusky Investigation Botched Under Pa. Gov. Corbett

    07/27/2012 7:06:01 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7-26-12 | Chris Freind
    It is Corbett himself who is most guilty of hesitating. Hesitating as then-attorney general to appropriately staff the Jerry Sandusky investigation, and hesitating for years to make an arrest, both of which jeopardized children. That hesitation, and Corbett’s stonewalling, has created an intense firestorm.
  • Child advocate speaks outside Penn State's Beaver Stadium [perp 'monster from Happy Valley']

    07/27/2012 5:59:23 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    Centre Daily (State College, PA) ^ | July 27, 2012 | Matt Carroll
    A former Catholic priest who now heads a charity that assists sexual abuse victims said Thursday his group is representing a previously unknown victim of Jerry Sandusky. Robert Hoatson, co-founder and president of New Jersey-based Road to Recovery Inc., said the man claims he was abused by Sandusky about 25 years ago, when he was 15, visiting for a summer football camp. The man, now about 40 years old, is currently incarcerated in a Massachusetts state prison “for serious crimes,” and does not want to be identified, because he fears repercussions in the prison, Hoatson said. Speaking outside Beaver Stadium,...
  • Former Penn State President Graham Spanier ... lands security job with federal government

    07/26/2012 6:15:12 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 49 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 07/25/2012 | The Sporting News
    In yet another shocking development in the Penn State story, ousted president Graham Spanier will soon begin working with the federal government on projects related to national security, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa., first reported. In an email written to the paper, Spanier said: “For the next several months, as I transition to my post-presidential plans, I will be working on a special project for the U.S. government relating (to) national security.
  • Jerry Sandusky Shower Victim Comes Forward, Says He Will Sue

    07/26/2012 2:16:52 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/26/12 | COLLEEN CURRY
    The man who was seen being sexually assaulted in the Penn State showers by Jerry Sandusky in 2001 has come forward and identified himself to attorneys, who say that he plans to sue the university. A man claiming to be Victim 2, whom assistant coach Mike McQueary saw being molested in the shower by Sandusky, is being represented by four attorneys, including Joel Feller and Matt Casey of Philadelphia and Justine Andronici and Andrew Shubin of State College, according to a statement released by the attorneys today. The man's name is not being released to the public, but his attorneys...
  • Jerry Sandusky case: Lawyers say they've found Victim 2, the boy Mike McQueary saw being molested

    Victim 2, the boy who was, until now, known to exist only because Mike McQueary saw him being molested by Jerry Sandusky in a Penn State shower in 2001, has come forward to two State College lawyers. Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici, two lawyers who launched their own investigation into Sandusky's activities over the last four decades -- and the reactions of people around him -- say that Victim 2 has identified himself to them. As part of the investigation, they acquired voicemails from Sandusky to the man, and released those on www. rossfellercasey.com, the website of the Philadelphia law...
  • Vanity - petition to drop Penn State sports programming

    07/24/2012 9:46:02 AM PDT · by bassmaner · 30 replies
    vanity ^ | today | me
    Calling all Philly area Freepers: we need to convince management of WNTP 990 AM to drop Penn State sports programming. After the Sandusky scandal, they won't be able to justify their continuing pre-emptions of regularly scheduled talk radio programs, as ratings for games and sports talk will no doubt collapse.
  • The Sins of The Father (Paterno)

    07/24/2012 2:38:22 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | July 13, 2012 | Rick Reilly
    What a fool I was. In 1986, I spent a week in State College, Pa., researching a 10-page Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year piece on Joe Paterno. It was supposed to be a secret, but one night the phone in my hotel room rang. It was a Penn State professor, calling out of the blue. "Are you here to take part in hagiography?" he said. "What's hagiography?" I asked. "The study of saints," he said. "You're going to be just like the rest, aren't you? You're going to make Paterno out to be a saint. You don't know him....
  • Obama reaches out to Paterno family(Jay Paterno was big Obama supporter)

    07/23/2012 10:09:01 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 42 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/23/12 | Ivan Maisel
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Jay Paterno, then the Penn State quarterbacks coach, worked for Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign before the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania in 2008. Paterno helped organize a campus rally and introduced Obama to a big crowd on the sloping lawn in front of Old Main, the university administration building. Obama lost the primary to Sen. Hilary Clinton but won Centre County. Nearly a year ago, on Feb. 2, 2011, President Obama came to Penn State and met Jay’s parents, Nittany Lion head coach Joe Paterno and his wife Sue. On Monday, the day after Joe Paterno succumbed...