Pressed by defense lawyers on his discussions of the subject, Mike McQueary brought up a specific exchange at football practice in the hours before Paterno’s firing on Nov. 9, 2011 – four days after Jerry Sandusky’s arrest.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was charged Thursday with hushing up child molestation allegations against Jerry Sandusky, making him the third school official to be accused of crimes in the alleged cover-up.
The young man whose claims of abuse began the criminal investigation that put Jerry Sandusky in prison said he contemplated suicide because authorities took so long to prosecute the former Penn State assistant football coach.
Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.
Will you root for Penn State this season? As we snap the seal on a new football season, many Americans will wonder how Penn State will crawl out of the coffin that Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno dug over decades of crimes and cover-ups.
The famed statue of Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium on Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach.
The NCAA are set to hand down ‘unprecedented’ penalties to Penn State and their football program.
Some are calling for PSU to receive the NCAA’s “death penalty,” while others want the statue of Paterno in front of Beaver Stadium to be taken down at once.
The report concluded that Joe Paterno, president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz “failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.”
The football program turned its back on society’s smallest and weakest because it would have impacted its financial coffers and overall power. That decision was morally bankrupt. Justice needs to be visited on the Penn State football team.
The team brought in by Penn State to investigate how the university handled molestation accusations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will release its highly anticipated report Thursday.
The disconnect between Jerry Sandusky and what happened and, arguably, the disconnect between his lawyer, Joe Amendola, and what happened before and during the trial mark the end of an unmitigated disaster.
Penn State’s trustees ultimately decided to fire the Hall of Famer in part over what they said was his failure to go to authorities.
Some university trustees like the scheduled town hall meetings, but other Penn State supporters aren’t so sure about them.
Sandusky secured his release using $200,000 in real estate holdings and a $50,000 certified check provided by his wife, according to online court records.