PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Sandusky Scandal Costs Nears $26 Million

The Jerry Sandusky scandal has now cost Penn State over $25 million…and counting.

Another month has passed and more legal bills have piled up at Old Main. Since the scandal began last November, Penn State has spent $25,926,451 on legal and public relations services. That number does not include the $60 million fine levied by the NCAA in July, nor does it include any financial settlements to the victims of the former Penn State defensive coordinator.

Jerry Sandusky is expected to appear at a hearing in Bellefonte tomorrow regarding his post-sentence motions. He was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison in October, but plans to appeal.

Here’s a breakdown of the costs can be found below:

  • Board of Trustees – Internal Investigation and Crisis Communications: $12,713,964
  • University Legal Services/Defense$7,005,036
  • Externally Initiated Investigations$956,449
  • Indemnified Persons’ Legal Defense: (Schultz, Curley, Spanier): $3,678,600
  • Other Institutional Expenses$1,572,402
This scandal certainly hasn’t been cheap for Penn State. And unless Governor Corbett can do anything about it, the costs are just going to keep accumulating, month after month. Expenses are creeping up on $100 million, and after victim settlements, don’t be surprised if that total is doubled by the end of 2013.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Ryan Beckler

Ryan is a senior in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Marketing. He is a Lion Ambassador who loves giving tours to prospective students. His favorite activities include distributing news and consuming Chipotle.

Comments

Other posts by Ryan

Kyle Chase Johnson Painted on Inspiration Mural

A week after 2012 Penn State graduate Kyle Chase Johnson tragically died while running the Pittsburgh half marathon, local muralist Michael Pilato painted his likeness on the Heister Street mural, a fitting tribute for a man who, by all accounts, was a quintessential Penn Stater.

Penn State and UCF Discussing 2014 Season Opener in Ireland

Senior Column: A Family Found

‘Tim’s Law’ Anti-Hazing Bill Approved By PA Senate, On To Governor Wolf’s Desk

“Tim’s Law,” the Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law, was approved by the Pennsylvania Senate Monday. The legislation is named after Tim Piazza, who died following a hazing ritual at the on-campus Beta Theta Pi fraternity house in February 2017.  Now that it’s been passed by both Pennsylvania’s Senate and House of Representatives, the bill will move […]

Penn State Fan Receives Kidney From Ohio State Fan

“I’ll have a scarlet kidney but a heart that beats blue and white.”

Send this to a friend