Sandusky Scandal News and Blogs

On November 5, 2011, a 23-page Grand Jury report rocked Penn State to its foundation. As a result of Jerry Sandusky being convicted on 45 of 48 counts sexual abuse against 10 minors and subsequent fallout and alleged coverup by several key school administrators and legendary coach Joe Paterno, these events will forever be a dark stain in the history of our University.

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4 PS4RS Endorses One Of Its Own for Trustee Seat

Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, the advocacy organization that has acted as kingmaker in the last two Board of Trustees alumni elections, announced its slate of endorsed candidates today. As expected, trustees Anthony Lubrano and Ryan McCombie, whose terms are up this year, will both seek a second term with PS4RS support. The third PS4RS candidate, who will run for Adam Taliaferro’s open spot on the board, is Harrisburg-based attorney and 1991 graduate Robert Tribeck.

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15 Board Chairman Still Thinks Paterno Wasn’t Fired

Board of Trustees Chairman Keith Masser still does not think Joe Paterno was fired, according to his deposition that was released today in the Corman lawsuit. Masser also said that the reason Paterno was fired “had nothing to do” with what he “had known or hadn’t done,” which contradicts an official Penn State release explaining the termination.

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7 PS4RS Doesn’t Support NCAA Settlement

Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, a pro-Paterno group that has organized alumni over recent years in an attempt to change Penn State governance and right purported wrongs related to the Sandusky scandal, opposed today’s settlement news that restored Penn State’s 112 vacated wins and replaces the 2012 consent decree that the group has lobbied so hard against.

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14 Corman Settlement: Paterno’s Wins Restored and Consent Decree Replaced

The NCAA announced that it has reached a settlement in the lawsuit filed by State Senator Jake Corman and Treasurer Rob McMord. The consent decree, and thus the sanctions, have been replaced with a new agreement. The 112 vacated wins have been restored and Joe Paterno once again has 409 wins. The NCAA also agreed to keep the $60 million fine within the state of Pennsylvania to benefit victims of child sexual abuse.

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0 Federal Judge Refuses To Toss Act Keeping NCAA Sanction Fines In Pennsylvania

State Senator Jake Corman’s case with the NCAA received some breathing room Tuesday from Federal Court. U.S. Middle Court Judge Yvette Kane ruled against the NCAA’s argument that the Endowment Act, which challenges the consent decree signed by Penn State, violated the U.S. Constitution. Kane refused to throw out the state law requiring the NCAA’s $60 million fine on Penn State to stay in the state of Pennsylvania.

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6 Report: NCAA In Talks to Restore Paterno Victories

The controversial NCAA sanctions against Penn State, at long last, could soon be eliminated entirely. According to a Philadelphia Inquirer report, which sources people familiar with the discussions, the NCAA, state officials, and Penn State are in discussion for a plea bargain of sorts that would result in Joe Paterno’s 111 vacated wins being restored to the record books.

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