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Sandusky Saga Costs Penn State $45.9 Million

It’s that time of the month again — the monthly update of the Penn State Progress website to reflect the latest costs of the Sandusky scandal to Penn State. As of March 31 — the most recent update — the university has handed over $45,881,904 for scandal-related expenses.

Penn State has directly spent about $1.4 million over the last three months. Here’s the breakdown from StateCollege.com.

NCAA Fine: $12,000,000

Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan/Pepper Hamilton LLP$8,159,083 Freeh Report expenses

Independent Monitor: $1,495,182 Cost for athletic integrity monitor George Mitchell mandated by the NCAA.

  • DLA Piper, LLP

Board of Trustees – Legal Services, Consulting Services and Communications$6,200,980

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Ketchum
  • Kekst and Company Inc.
  • Daniel J. Edelman, Inc.
  • Domus Inc
  • The Academy Group
  • TAI
  • KPMG
  • Guidepost Solutions

University Legal Services/Defense$9,724,432

  • Saul Ewing
  • Duane Morris
  • Lanny J. Davis and Associates
  • Jenner & Block LLPML Strategies
  • Lee, Green & Reiter Inc.
  • McQuaide Blasko
  • Document Technologies, Inc.
  • White and Williams, LLP
  • Feinberg and Rozen, LLP
  • Other

Externally Initiated Investigations$615,155

  • Margolis & Healy
  • Lightfoot, Franklin, White LCC
  • Buchanan Ingersoll
  • Saul Ewing
  • Other

Indemnified Persons’ Legal Defense: $5,802,541 These are costs associated with the legal defense for former Penn State administrators Gary Schultz, Tim Curley and Graham Spanier.

  • Farrell & Reisinger
  • Caroline M. Roberto
  • Vaira & Riley
  • Schnader Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP
  • Gover, Perry, & Shore
  • Gentile Meinert Assoc
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • General Indemnified Persons’ Defense
  • Various Vendors

Other Institutional Expenses$1,884,531

Total as of Dec. 31, 2012: $45,881,904

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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