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.
Eby’s opinion stated that the university waited too long to file its suit, with the statutes of limitations on the claims having expired, and that for some of Penn State’s claims, Spanier did not violate a 2010 employment contract and 2011 separation agreement.
McQueary filed the suit over how administrators handled his 2001 report of seeing Jerry Sandusky in a locker room shower with a boy and how he was treated by the school after it was revealed he had testified before the grand jury that recommended charges against Sandusky.
Hearings for Sandusky’s appeal began in May 2016 as his current attorneys argued he received ineffective counsel from his original attorneys, Joe Amendola and Karl Rominger, before, during, and after his original trial.
82 percent of the more than 28,000 survey takers concluded that it was the correct decision to remove Paterno’s statue, tied with those in favor of removing the statue of Roger Taney — the man who wrote the Dred Scott Decision, which ruled that blacks could never be American citizens.
The motion asks specially-presiding judge Robert Eby to enter a judgment in Freeh’s favor and against Spanier, who initiated a lawsuit for defamation and tortious interference against the former FBI director and judge in 2015.
Berks County Senior Judge John A. Boccabella denied the motion of former Penn State President Graham Spanier for an acquittal or a new trial, and also granted work release to both former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz.