June 22, 2012 |
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's youngest adopted son stepped forward Thursday and said he, too, had been molested by his father. The allegation was made public hours after a Centre County jury began deliberating the former coach's fate on charges involving 10 other boys. In a statement from his attorney Andrew Shubin, Matt Sandusky, 33, said he told prosecutors Wednesday that he had been sexually abused by his father and was willing to testify against him. The experience has been "extremely painful," the statement read.
January 29, 2013
Two Pennsylvania congressmen have asked the NCAA to restore football scholarships taken away from Pennsylvania State University as part of sanctions for the child sex-abuse scandal involving retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Reps. Charles Dent (R., Lehigh) and Glenn Thompson (R., Centre) wrote Monday to NCAA president Mark Emmert that taking away up to 40 scholarships harmed players who had nothing to do with the scandal. - AP
February 24, 2012
Mike McQueary, the embattled eyewitness who testified he saw Jerry Sandusky with a young boy in a campus shower in 2002, has put his State College house up for sale, according to statecollege.com. The house is valued at $575,000. McQueary, 37, was the first State College High School quarterback to start at quarterback for Penn State, and he parlayed a graduate-assistant position with the football program into a full-time coaching position in 2004.
October 24, 2012
Jerry Sandusky became a state prison inmate Tuesday with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since he was convicted in June of child molestation. The former Pennsylvania State University assistant coach arrived early in the morning at the State Correctional Institute at Camp Hill, just outside Harrisburg, a state prison system spokeswoman said. He faces evaluation that will take a week or more before he can be assigned a security-risk level and sent to one of the state facilities as his "home" prison.
September 18, 2012
Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced Oct. 9 for his conviction on 45 charges of sexual abuse involving 10 young victims. The former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach faces a maximum term of 442 years in prison. Prosecutors have indicated that they will seek what will essentially be a life sentence for the 69-year-old. In an order issued Monday morning, Judge John M. Cleland set Oct. 9 for a hearing to determine if Sandusky should be classified as a violent sexual predator.
December 10, 2012
Pennsylvania State University says it will pay the first $12 million of its $60 million fine imposed by the NCAA on Dec. 20. The NCAA imposed the fine over sex-abuse charges against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university said on its website Friday that it would pay $12 million annually for the next five years into an endowment created to fund programs for the detection, prevention, and treatment of child abuse. - Linda Loyd
February 6, 2013
A story Tuesday wrongly described an e-mail exchange in 2001 among Pennsylvania State University administrators over how to respond to a report from an assistant coach that he had seen Jerry Sandusky in a shower with a boy. Football coach Joe Paterno did not send or receive any of the e-mails. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
April 11, 2013
HARRISBURG - Three former Pennsylvania State University administrators accused of covering up complaints about Jerry Sandusky lost a set of rulings Tuesday, allowing their criminal cases to move forward. Judge Barry Feudale denied an attempt to throw out the grand jury report backing up the accusations and ruled against two other defense requests. As the judge who oversaw the grand jury, Feudale said he no longer has jurisdiction. Defendants Gary Schultz, Tim Curley, and Graham B. Spanier, Penn State's former president, are charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse, and conspiracy.
August 8, 2012 |
THE NAMES of Penn State football players will be on the back of their uniform this season. The university announced its decision Tuesday, ending Penn State's longstanding tradition of no names on uniforms. It is not known if the names will remain after this season. The uniforms also will have a blue ribbon to support victims of child abuse in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien said he talked with the players about having names on the jerseys.
February 12, 2013 |
THE PATERNO FAMILY has offered its rebuttal, all legal-looking and footnoted and serious. It identifies some flaws in the investigation commissioned by Penn State and carried out by Louis Freeh, and it attempts to invent some others. There are no new facts here, only new arguments. The result is uneven and unpersuasive. The circumstances have always been complicated, but the defining issue has been relatively simple. We can argue about what Paterno and the rest did in 2001 when confronted with the allegation that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky showered with a boy in a university locker room.