While You Were Gone: #PSUCharges Recap
While I’m sure most of you tried to forget about the Sandusky scandal during the break, the media did not. Here are a few links to catch up on what you missed:
With the sudden departure of Tim Curley, David Joyner was named as Penn State’s acting athletic director. He introduced himself to the media in a press conference last Friday.
Scott Paterno released a statement to the AP informing that his father has been diagnosed with a “very treatable” form of lung cancer.
NCAA President Mark Emmert sent a letter to President Rodney Erickson informing them of the NCAA’s plan to investigate the athletic department.
A judge ruled that the name of Victim 1 in the Grand Jury report would remain confidential, at the request of his family.
Penn State hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to take charge of the special committee’s internal investigation. The committee consists of nine members, most with varying degrees of connection to Penn State.
State College police charged over two-dozen suspects in connection with the riot that ensued downtown after the Board of Trustees announced their decision to fire Joe Paterno, and released photos to help identify them.
Two more sexual abuse cases were reported against Jerry Sandusky, including one from a member of his own family.
Representatives for Tim Curey and Gary Shultz requested Grand Jury testimony and other information to help in the perjury accusations they both face.
Sara Ganin from the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported that the wife of former coach Joe Paterno was kicked out of an on-campus swimming pool that she frequents. After a brief internet frenzy, the rumor proved to be false as all swimming pools were closed on this day for break.
The Jerry Sandusky preliminary hearing has been pushed back a second time, this time to December 13th.
Retailers for Penn State gear are suffering losses on merchandise sales in the wake of the scandal.
Our own Dan McCool reflects on what the time away from Happy Valley meant to him, and for Penn State moving forward.