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.
“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.
President Eric Barron came out swinging today in a letter to the university community raising doubts on the media reports about Joe Paterno, stating that he is “appalled by the rumor, innuendo and rush to judgment that have accompanied the media stories surrounding these allegations.”
An insurance company attempting to avoid paying out Penn State’s settlements for Jerry Sandusky victims claims that Joe Paterno knew about Sandusky’s abuse as early as 1976, according to a court ruling issued today.