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.
Sandusky Scandal News and Blogs
PA Governor Tom Wolf was just spotted on the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center!
Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son Jeffrey was arrested Monday on child sexual assault and pornography charges.
Penn State has asked for a retrial on Mike McQueary’s defamation and misrepresentation case, claiming Judge Thomas Gavin showed bias toward McQueary throughout the trial.
Former Penn State administrators Tim Curley, Gary Schultz, and Graham Spaniers’ failure to report child abuse charges were dropped today.
Anthony Spinelli, who claims to be a victim of Sandusky’s sexual abuse, was arrested for armed assault with intent to murder yesterday after stabbing a man multiple times.
A specially-presiding judge on Wednesday ruled in Mike McQueary’s favor on his claim that Penn State violated the state’s whistleblower law in its treatment of him and awarded the former Penn State football assistant coach an additional $5 million in damages.
Judge John Cleland, who has specially presided over the Jerry Sandusky case since its initial presentment in 2011, filed a court order this morning officially recusing himself from the case.
Penn State requested Monday for a new judgment without consideration of the previous verdict, a new trial altogether, or for the judge to reduce the amount of damages decided upon in the jury verdict.
The Department of Education just released a report fining Penn State a record $2.4 million for Clery Act violations after a lengthy investigation.
After eight days of testimony in the McQueary v. Penn State trial, the jury decided in favor of McQueary on defamation and misrepresentation by Penn State.
After eight days of testimony, Strokoff and Penn State attorney Nancy Conrad each gave closing arguments Thursday morning in the trial for McQueary’s whistleblower and defamation lawsuit against the university.
The coaches testified in prerecorded video depositions Wednesday that in both cases, choosing not to interview or hire McQueary had nothing to do with fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal and everything to do with qualifications and professional networks that are vital to the coaching business.
Four years after the suit was first filed, specially presiding Judge Thomas Gavin told a Centre County jury Tuesday morning that he expects closing arguments on Thursday morning with deliberations to follow.
“I thought it was the best way to keep Mike safe and minimize any chance for a disturbance otherwise,” Erickson said.
Spanier testified for the first time in open court about what he knew or didn’t know about allegations against Jerry Sandusky in 1998 and 2001, and about the statement he issued in support of two former administrators charged in an alleged concealment of Sandusky’s child sexual abuse.
Testifying on the third day of trial in McQueary’s lawsuit against Penn State, investigator Anthony Sassano described McQueary as a crucial figure leading to the arrest of Sandusky in 2011 on child sexual abuse charges.
The Mike McQueary v. Penn State trial continued Tuesday with testimony from former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, former vice president for university relations Bill Mahon, and former assistant athletic director Mark Sherburne.
The court battle has ended between Penn State and its insurer over who was responsible for more than $90 million in settlements for claims of child sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky.
The Penn State BoT granted Al Clemens and Keith Eckel trustee emeritus status at their meeting Friday. Both were trustees in 2011 during the Sandusky scandal fallout.
“Other schools are contacting [Penn State targets] and telling them the NCAA is going to get involved and impose more sanctions…To insinuate that NCAA enforcement is looking at us and considering additional sanctions is preposterous,” Barbour said.
Ohio State Urban Meyer and UCLA coach Jim Mora defended their assistant coaches Greg Schiano and Tom Bradley against the McQueary allegations that surfaced earlier this week.
Former coaches Greg Schiano and Tom Bradley are refuting McQueary’s claims that they knew of the sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky.
In documents from a lawsuit regarding the Penn State-Sandusky settlement unsealed Tuesday morning, one of Jerry Sandusky’s victims claimed Sandusky had a female victim.