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  • Former PSU fencing coach files suit against university, Joyner, Del Giorno

    06/05/2014 3:19:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 6-5-14 | Matt Carroll
    Penn State’s longtime fencing coach, who was fired last year allegedly for retaliating against a staff member who had reported a player for a drug violation, wants his job back and more than $3 million in damages, according to a federal lawsuit he has filed. Emmanuil Kaidanov, who spent 30 years as Penn State’s fencing coach, is suing the university, athletic director Dave Joyner and athletics integrity officer Julie Del Giorno for wrongful termination, breach of contract and violation of his constitutional and civil rights, among other claims. Philadelphia-based attorney Alvin de Levie alleges the defendants conspired to fire his...
  • Penn State's John Urschel Wins 84th AAU Sullivan Award

    04/12/2014 1:53:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    gopsusports.com ^ | 4-13-14 | n/a
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.), the Penn State All-American guard who claimed the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy from the National Football Foundation (NFF) as college football's premier scholar-athlete, has been named the recipient of the 84th James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to America's top amateur athlete. Urschel was announced as the winner of the prestigious award Friday night during an awards ceremony at the AAU National Headquarters in Orlando, Fla. 
Urschel was selected from a pool of 19 semifinalists vying for the honor in 2014, and was joined by two...
  • Spanier sues prosecutors, seeks dismissal of case (Kathleen Kane Sued)

    03/31/2014 5:51:34 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/31/2014 | Allison Steele
    Former Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier is again asking a judge to dismiss charges against him regarding the alleged cover-up stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, this time alleging misconduct by the prosecutor in the case. In a lawsuit filed Monday against Attorney General Kathleen Kane in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Spanier accuses former deputy Attorney General Frank Fina of violating his civil rights and acting in "bad faith" by bringing charges based on testimony from attorney Cynthia Baldwin, who was representing Spanier at the start of the investigation.
  • Penn State clings to lead at NCAAs [wrestling on espnU now, espn later]

    03/22/2014 9:07:17 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    espn ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Minnesota has the numbers to dethrone three-time defending national wrestling titlist Penn State. Oklahoma State is in the mix in the NCAA championships, too. Penn State holds the slimmest of leads heading into the final day of action. The Nittany Lions have 91 points after Friday's matches, followed by Minnesota with 90.5 and Oklahoma State with 87.5. Penn State and Minnesota have two finalists and seven total wrestlers remaining. Penn State's David Taylor advanced to the finals for the fourth time. He defeated North Dakota State's Steven Monk 12-5 in the 165-pound semifinals. He will face Oklahoma...
  • Paternos want Big Ten to show what it knew about Freeh investigation, Penn State sanctions

    03/14/2014 6:15:15 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    Morning Call ^ | 3-14-14 | Peter Hall
    Following the NCAA's imposition of sanctions, the Big Ten added its own punishment: Penn State is required to forfeit $13 million in revenue from conference bowl games during the four years the university is ineligible. The suit claims that by accepting the Freeh Report, which has been widely criticized by Penn State supporters, the NCAA damaged Paterno's image, the future coaching prospects of Jay Paterno and William Kenny; prevented the university trustees from carrying out their duties; wiped out the achievements of student athletes and deprived faculty of resources. In the court filings Friday, the plaintiffs ask the Big Ten...
  • The Whistleblower's Last Stand

    03/04/2014 9:36:50 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    espn ^ | 3-4-14 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    THE STAR WITNESS was anonymous, like each of Jerry Sandusky's victims. He was described in the grand jury presentment only as "a Penn State graduate assistant." Anyone reading the 23-page presentment released on Nov. 4, 2011, would be horrified by the prosecution's version of what the witness said he saw a decade ago. In the locker room shower inside the Lasch Football Building on Penn State's campus, he stumbled upon "a naked boy, Victim 2 ... with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant was shocked but noticed that...
  • Penn State's Thon 2014 kicks off Friday: A full guide to the event

    02/18/2014 6:25:37 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    pennlive ^ | 2-18-14 | anna orso
    The largest student-run philanthropy in the world kicks off at Penn State this weekend, as more than 15,000 students will culminate a yearlong fundraising effort with a 46-hour dance marathon called Thon. The event – which benefits The Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center -- draws in thousands of spectators and more than 300 families affected by pediatric cancer each year. This year’s event at the Bryce Jordan Center kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday evening and will end at 4 p.m. Sunday. If you’re planning on making the trip to State College this...
  • Penn State Aims For The Moon With Its Lunar Lion Lander

    01/22/2014 9:58:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    The Lunar Lion team has already secured a launch space via Team Phoenicia, which will be sending multiple payloads to space in one launch. That launch system greatly reduces the cost of the team’s launch. “We’re the only [Lunar X-Prize] team that’s paid for a launch,” Penn State’s research Director of Development Steve Blake. The Lunar Lion team plans to launch in December of 2015. They’re currently planning on landing about 30 kilometers north of the Apollo 11 landing site at the Sea of Tranquility.
  • In defense of the "Paterno people"

    01/03/2014 4:08:31 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 59 replies
    onwardstate.com ^ | 1-3-14 | Kevin Horne
    By now, you’ve probably read Patriot News columnist David Jones’ rabble-rousing piece outlining some of the reasons behind Bill O’Brien’s departure — specifically quoting O’Brien during profanity laced tirade against so-called “Paterno people” that supposedly drove him right out of Happy Valley. If you haven’t, you should. I couldn’t help but feel compelled the first time I read the story Tuesday night. On the surface, it has significant shock value and information you won’t find anywhere else. But then I read it again. And again. And now, three days later, I find myself reading it for the dozenth time and...
  • Penn State's John Urschel takes home prestigious scholar-athlete award

    12/10/2013 7:07:46 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 12-10-13 | Joe Hermitt
    Senior right guard John Urschel’s academic and athletic pursuits are well known in State College and beyond. The mathematics major who is working on a second master’s degree and who holds a perfect 4.0 grade point average added to his academic and athletic accolades Tuesday evening. Urschel was honored in New York City at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's annual black-tie event where he was named the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy. The two-time All-Big Ten first team honoree was one of 16 finalists for the award, widely regarded as the Academic Heisman, and...
  • Kevin Slaten/John Ziegler on 2 year anniversary of sandusky scandal [PSU Paterno interview]

    Long, brutal radio interview between Slaten/Ziegler. Calls out the fools that believe the narrative. The evidence IS overwhelming. And it's on real Penn Stater's and Joe's side. Hate on haters. You believe, and support media lies.
  • Penn State to pay $60 million to 26 men over Sandusky abuse claims

    10/28/2013 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2013
    Penn State has announced that it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men to settle claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university said it had concluded negotiations that have lasted about a year. The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle. The school faces six other claims, and the university says it believes some do not have merit while others may produce settlements.
  • Nittany Lions electrify crowd with win over Army in debut of Pegula Ice Arena

    10/12/2013 6:59:13 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 10-12-13 | Gordon Brunskill
    UNIVERSITY PARK — The new building was beautiful, loud and packed to the rafters. And nearly all of those fans left with smiles on their faces. Aside from a few too many penalties, it was hard to ask for anything more of the Penn State ice hockey team in their new home, erupting for three third-period goals to put away Army 4-1 Friday night in the first game in Pegula Ice Arena. “When there’s a packed barn like that, and those fans are yelling,” said defenseman Nate Jensen, who scored the first goal in the new rink, “you get jitters,...
  • Fencer reveals more information surrounding Kaidanov’s departure [Penn State firing]

    09/19/2013 1:09:23 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
    Daily Collegian ^ | 9-19-13 | Eric Schultz
    By Eric Shultz | Collegian Staff Writer A key figure surrounding the departure of Emmanuil Kaidanov as Penn State fencing’s head coach came forward Wednesday afternoon with her side of the story — a misunderstanding involving medical tape mistaken for drugs.Junior Kane Gladnick speaks at the press conference in support of former Penn State Fencing Coach Emmanuil Kaidanov at the Ramada Inn on Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013. Surrounded by nine other Penn State fencers during a press conference at State College’s Ramada Inn, junior fencer Kane Gladnick described an incident she said ultimately led to Kaidanov’s firing after he followed...
  • Chapter 10 (Conclusions) of the Betrayal of Joe Paterno

    08/04/2013 8:25:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 175 replies
    framingpaterno.com ^ | 7-8-13 | John Ziegler
    CHAPTER TEN: CONCLUSIONS One year after the release of the Freeh Report, this is what seems to be reality of the aftermath of the Sandusky scandal and its impact on the State College community: Joe Paterno’s reputation and legacy have been completely destroyed, the Penn State football program has been crippled, and the university’s reputation has been badly besmirched. Many lives have been greatly damaged, money has been lost, friendships have been severed, and wonderful memories have been painfully erased. The public battle to tell the real truth of what happened here has been badly lost and, thanks to the...
  • Penn State officials face court hearing in Sandusky scandal

    07/29/2013 5:06:56 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Dave Warner
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A judge on Monday will start hearing evidence against three former Penn State officials accused of covering up an early report that coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a child, allowing him to molest boys for years........... The three university officials are Graham Spanier, 65, who was fired as president amid the scandal that rocked the high-stakes world of college football; Athletic Director Tim Curley, 59, who was placed on administrative leave, and retired Senior Vice President Gary Schultz, 63. At the hearing in Dauphin County Court, both sides will argue their case stemming from a November...
  • Congressman describes Paterno report findings

    02/09/2013 6:52:41 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 45 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | 2-8-13 | Peter Hall
    Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent said Penn State's culture is not to blame for Jerry Sandusky's decades of child sexual abuse, according to a review of the university's internal investigation by Joe Paterno's family. Dent, in a telephone interview Friday, said he had read summaries of the review commissioned by the late head football coach's family. The review is set to be published Sunday morning. "To blame the culture of Penn State for Sandusky's crimes is a horrible mistake," Dent said Friday, characterizing the findings of one of the experts commissioned by the Paterno family. "To blame the culture of...
  • Graham Spanier: Penn State’s Next Indictment?

    08/25/2012 4:44:28 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08/24/2012 | Diane Dimond
    It is one of the biggest mysteries of the Penn State scandal: how has former university president Graham Spanier escaped criminal indictment in connection with the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse case? Two other former top school officials—ex-VP Gary Schultz and onetime athletic director Tim Curley—are facing trial on charges of failure to report suspected child abuse and lying to a grand jury. All three were singled out for scathing criticism in the Freeh report, the definitive investigation into the university’s handling of the Sandusky scandal, for their “concealment” of the football coach’s sordid conduct and for their “striking lack of empathy...
  • My thoughts on the new "Paterno" book by Joe Posnanski (25 year photographer of the football team)

    08/25/2012 3:54:09 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 78 replies
    Pat Little Images ^ | 8-25-12 | Pat Little
    I just finished the book, “Paterno” by Joe Posnanski. I was fortunate enough to have the back cover photograph. My Friend Joe Hermitt had the front. Between the two of us we probably photographed JoePa more than anyone. I read over half the book on a bench in Sunset Park, not more than 100 yards from the Paterno home. Why? I am not sure why. I wanted a quiet place to read and reflect on this man that I knew all these years. This seemed like the right place. I spent many cold hours in front of his house...
  • Jerry Sandusky focus of national Postal Service porn investigation

    08/10/2012 3:44:41 PM PDT · by Kay Ludlow · 37 replies
    Jerry Sandusky is the focus of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, which is looking into whether he sent child pornography across state lines, a national news outlet is reporting today. Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2012/08/10/3295414/jerry-sandusky-reportedly-focus.html#storylink=cpy
  • Penn State adds names, ribbon to football jerseys (support for victims of child abuse)

    08/07/2012 2:59:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/07/12
    Penn State adds names, ribbon to football jerseysThe Associated Press – 1 hour 28 minutes ago STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Players' names are being added to Penn State's football jerseys for the coming season, the university announced Tuesday, along with blue ribbons to show support for victims of child abuse. The team's generic look - blue-and-white, no names on jerseys - has long been a trademark and was associated with the buttoned-down style of former coach Joe Paterno, who was fired last year after his former assistant Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges. School officials said adding...
  • Penn State trustees file appeal

    08/06/2012 5:57:20 PM PDT · by Third Person · 135 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 6th, 2012 | Don Van Natta
    A Penn State board of trustee member filed an appeal Monday afternoon with the NCAA over sanctions levied against the university after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. Three other trustees joined the appeal, which states that the consent decree university president Rodney Erickson signed with the NCAA agreeing to the sanctions is "null and void" because Erickson "lacked the legal authority" to enter into such an agreement without the board's approval. Trustees and a person with first-hand knowledge of the discussions said the move is a precursor to a federal lawsuit asking a judge to invalidate the sanctions, because...
  • Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctions (not possible)

    08/04/2012 9:48:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/03/12 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctionsBy GENARO C. ARMAS (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press – 18 hours ago STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother. Family lawyer Wick Sollers in a letter sent Friday to the NCAA said the Paternos would like to appeal the ''enormous damage'' done to Penn State, the community, athletes and the late Hall of Fame coach. He died in January at age 85....
  • Former Penn State President Graham Spanier ... lands security job with federal government

    07/26/2012 6:15:12 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 49 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 07/25/2012 | The Sporting News
    In yet another shocking development in the Penn State story, ousted president Graham Spanier will soon begin working with the federal government on projects related to national security, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa., first reported. In an email written to the paper, Spanier said: “For the next several months, as I transition to my post-presidential plans, I will be working on a special project for the U.S. government relating (to) national security.
  • Jerry Sandusky Shower Victim Comes Forward, Says He Will Sue

    07/26/2012 2:16:52 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/26/12 | COLLEEN CURRY
    The man who was seen being sexually assaulted in the Penn State showers by Jerry Sandusky in 2001 has come forward and identified himself to attorneys, who say that he plans to sue the university. A man claiming to be Victim 2, whom assistant coach Mike McQueary saw being molested in the shower by Sandusky, is being represented by four attorneys, including Joel Feller and Matt Casey of Philadelphia and Justine Andronici and Andrew Shubin of State College, according to a statement released by the attorneys today. The man's name is not being released to the public, but his attorneys...
  • Penn State Sanction

    07/23/2012 8:06:58 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 105 replies
    ESPN ^ | 07/23/12 | Me
    Don't think there is a story yet, but here is the sanctions: 60 Million Fine Loss of ten schollies per year with current schollies able to transfer immediately 4 year post season ban
  • Penn State president orders Joe Paterno statue removal

    07/22/2012 6:29:00 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 3 replies
    Bos Herald ^ | 7/22/12 | Bos Herald AP
    <p>STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State University will remove the famed statue of Joe Paterno outside its football stadium, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant.</p>
  • Despite Sandusky scandal, Penn State draws $208.7 million in donations

    07/18/2012 6:17:45 PM PDT · by Third Person · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | July 9th, 2012 | Stephanie Gallman
    (CNN) -- In a year marred with controversy and national notoriety, Penn State University alumni and boosters finally have something to smile about. In fiscal year 2011-2012, the school earned $208.7 million in donations -- the second-highest annual amount in school history -- according to a release from the Development and Alumni Relations division. Penn State spokesman David LeTorre said the donations "send a loud and distinct message," in what has been a particularly challenging time for the school. "Despite the things that have happened with Jerry Sandusky, Penn State never really lost the support of its alumni," La Torre...
  • ‘Death Penalty’ Would Be an Act of Mercy for Penn State Football

    07/17/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    Time ^ | Tuesday 17 July 2012 | Sean Gregory
    In a PBS interview broadcast Monday night, NCAA president Mark Emmert refused to take “anything off the table” regarding its possible punishment of Penn State University in the wake of the damning Freeh Report. The results of former FBI director Louis Freeh’s investigation, released last week, concluded that top Penn State officials — including former President Graham Spanier and former head coach Joe Paterno — “repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky’s child abuse from the authorities” in order to “avoid the consequences of bad publicity.” So the so-called “death penalty” for Penn State football is possible. And though that...
  • Sources: Joe Paterno's statue stays

    07/14/2012 3:17:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 102 replies
    ESPN ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012
    The embattled members of Penn State's Board of Trustees quietly have decided to leave Joe Paterno's statue standing -- at least for now and, some hope, forever, according to sources with firsthand knowledge of the trustees' private discussions this week. The trustees' reluctance to remove the statue is motivated, in part, by a desire not to offend alumni and students who adore the late coach despite the damning findings of his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse cover-up detailed in the Freeh report, the sources said. Some trustees also said in interviews they want to resist being pressured...
  • Paterno Won Sweeter Deal Even as Scandal Played Out

    In January 2011, Joe Paterno learned prosecutors were investigating his longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for sexually assaulting young boys. Soon, Mr. Paterno had testified before a grand jury, and the rough outlines of what would become a giant scandal had been published in a local newspaper. That same month, Mr. Paterno, the football coach at Penn State, began negotiating with his superiors to amend his contract, with the timing something of a surprise because the contract was not set to expire until the end of 2012, according to university documents and people with knowledge of the discussions. By August,...
  • Penn State to remodel football shower and locker room where Jerry Sandusky abused boys

    07/13/2012 5:52:21 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 51 replies
    Lehigh Valley Live ^ | July 13 2012
    Penn State plans to renovate the building where Jerry Sandusky sexually molested boys.University spokesman David La Torre said today that Penn State plans to remodel the football shower and locker room area as a direct result of Sandusky’s crimes. The former defensive coordinator was convicted of assaulting some of his victims in the team shower.La Torre said renovation plans to the Lasch Football Building were drawn up shortly after Sandusky’s arrest in November. ------BREAK------ Reminders of the Sandusky child sex abuse scandal — and the senior school officials accused of covering it up — are all over Penn State’s campus...
  • The Penn State Scandal: The Other Side of the Coin

    07/12/2012 2:27:39 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 22 replies
    7/12/2012 | TexasNative2000
    The report which Penn State commissioned regarding the Jerry Sandusky scandal has been released. The findings of the commission, chaired by former FBI Director Louie Freeh, are a scathing indictment of the processes and procedures used by Penn State to deal with the allegations of sexual molestation by a football coach.Little is revealed in the report which was not already generally known, but the tone and breadth of the reporting was startlingly harsh. No one is immune from criticism ranging from the president of the university all the way down to a janitor who witnessed an episode of sexual molestation...
  • Paterno, in letter, defended Penn St. football

    07/11/2012 3:02:15 PM PDT · by dead · 34 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 7/11/12 | GENARO C. ARMAS and MARK SCOLFORO
    Joe Paterno defended his football program's integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of a report that could forever mar his legacy. In the letter, written shortly before his death and confirmed as legitimate by his family, Paterno rejected the notion that Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of boys amounted to a ''football scandal'' or in any way tarnished the accomplishments of his players or Penn State's reputation as a whole. The results of Penn State's internal investigation into the Sandusky scandal are set to be released Thursday in a report that should answer many of the troubling...
  • Uncovered e-mails close book on (Penn State football coach Joe) Paterno's legacy

    07/01/2012 4:27:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 30, 2012 | Scott Ostler
    The Penn State horror story has taken a twist for the sicker. And Joe Paterno's legacy is now more clearly defined. E-mails have been uncovered by NBC. Three scared sheep - Penn State's president, vice president and athletic director - were going to alert the real authorities to the possible misdeeds of Jerry Sandusky, until the athletic director spoke with Paterno and persuaded the other two Sheep not to be so rash. Subsequently, at least four more young boys were molested by Sandusky. Paterno apparently persuaded the group to go easy on old Jerry. The athletic director, Tim Curley, e-mailed...
  • Joe Paterno Reportedly Played Major Role in Penn State Cover-Up

    06/30/2012 9:25:17 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 46 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 6/30/12 | Connor Simpson
    CNN have reportedly been informed of the contents of emails between top Penn State officials that allege a cover-up of a 2001 incident involving Jerry Sandusky, and the messages seem to implicate that it was Joe Paterno's idea to not report Sandusky
  • Things Most People Still Don't "Get" About the Jerry Sandusky Scandal

    06/25/2012 9:14:26 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 63 replies
    johnziegler.com ^ | 6-24-12 | John Ziegler
    Editorial by John Ziegler Things Most People Still Don't "Get" About the Jerry Sandusky Scandal 6/24/2012 One of the most interesting phenomenon about the biggest news stories of the modern age is that the larger a story is, the bigger the gap seems to be between what people think they know about what happened and what really occurred (this is how most Americans think Bill Clinton was impeached for having oral sex with an intern) . Having communicated, from a contrarian point of view, with literally hundreds of people about the Jerry Sandusky case, I have been struck by how...
  • Jerry Sandusky on suicide watch after being found guilty of child sex abuse

    06/23/2012 11:21:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Manchester (UK) Guardian ^ | June 23, 2012 | Ed Pilkington and Matt Williams
    Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been placed on suicide watch in jail, his lawyer said on Saturday, day after being found guilty of the serial sexual abuse of vulnerable young people. Speaking on CNN, Sandusky's co-counsel Karl Rominger said his client was in protective custody and being kept away from other inmates as a precautionary measure, adding that there was no "immediate concerns" about Sandusky's wellbeing. Sandusky is currently in jail awaiting sentencing for 45 counts of sexually abusing underage boys over a 15-year period. Sandusky is expected to spend the rest of his life in...
  • Jerry Sandusky Found GUILTY of Molesting Children

    06/22/2012 7:10:38 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 208 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/22/12 | Aurelius
    Jerry Sandusky, the former Assistant Coach for Penn State, was found guilty today of molesting children. The high-profile began last year when almost a dozen people came out, revealing that Sandusky has molested them, which then resulted in the firing of Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky was found guilty of at least some of the almost 50 that were levied against him. The jurors deliberated for two days, starting yesterday. Sandusky leaving court earlier today Sandusky's stepson also stated yesterday that his father had abused him. However, jurors were not aware of this as they were sequestered. Sandusky...
  • Key developments in the sex abuse trial of former Penn State football assistant Jerry Sandusky

    06/14/2012 9:12:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Post / AP ^ | June 14, 2012
    Testimony from three more accusers Thursday included some of the most graphic details of the trial’s four days and gave the term “tickle monster” a dark, almost nefarious meaning. Jurors heard one accuser say he spent more than 100 nights at Jerry Sandusky’s home, sleeping on a waterbed in a basement room he thought was soundproof because no one heard him scream when he was assaulted. Another accuser told jurors Sandusky called himself the “tickle monster” before embracing him in a shower.
  • Jerry Sandusky prosecutors leave the jury to mull...evidence[.] (Judge allowing hearsay evidence)

    06/14/2012 8:14:19 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 6/14/12 | Dan Wetzel
    They can't even cross-examine one of the prime witnesses, a former Penn State janitor who now has dementia but alleged a particular graphic 2000 assault in a locker room shower. Judge Cleland allowed hearsay evidence to be admitted, a brutal hurdle for an already challenged defense.
  • Documents Reveal Secret File Regarding Sandusky & Sex Abuse

    06/13/2012 7:50:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    KDKA (Pittsburgh) ^ | June 11, 2012
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Documents filed by the Attorney General’s office indicate new evidence has been uncovered against several former Penn State officials, including Graham Spanier and Gary Schultz. In documents obtained by KDKA-TV investigators, the Attorney General’s Office indicates former vice president Schultz kept a secret file with allegations regarding Sandusky and sex abuse. This comes after an NBC report alleges Spanier did not report alleged abuse because it would be humane to Sandusky to not report the matter. “Only recently was the commonwealth provided with a file containing documents relating to incidents involving Sandusky,” a statement from the Attorney...
  • Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's children's charity The Second Mile to fold (n/p pedophile hook-up)

    05/25/2012 8:47:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies
    NY POST ^ | 5/25/12 | NEWSCORE
    The children's charity at the center of the child molestation case against Penn State coach, Jerry Sandusky, will fold....requesting court approval to transfer its programs to Houston-based Arrow Child & Family Ministries. A grand jury report indicated Sandusky met his alleged victims through The Second Mile, which he founded in 1977 to help disadvantaged children. The former Penn State defensive coordinator is accused of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period. He will stand trial June 5. Around $2 million in current cash assets will be transferred to Arrow to fund programs in Pennsylvania for up to two years. The...
  • Report: Paternos turned away offer

    04/22/2012 7:05:12 AM PDT · by Third Person · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 22nd, 2012 | ESPN News Services
    Penn State officials, in an attempt to get the family of Joe Paterno to sign away its right to sue the school, offered to rename Beaver Stadium after the late coach, The Patriot-News has reported, citing a source close to the family. But the family said no. Paterno had never been keen on the stadium bearing his name, an idea that "has always been a fan-driven matter. It was never important to Joe," the source told the Harrisburg, Pa., newspaper. Joe Paterno had never been keen on Penn State's stadium bearing his name, an idea that "has always been a...
  • Judge allows Sandusky to see grandchildren, have local jury

    02/13/2012 1:56:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/13/12 | AP
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. – The judge overseeing the child sex abuse case of Jerry Sandusky said the former Penn State assistant coach can see most of his grandchildren while he awaits trial. The judge ruled Monday that Sandusky can also use a jury chosen from the State College area to hear his case. Sandusky had sought eased bail restrictions that would allow him access to his grandchildren. In his ruling, the judge said Sandusky can see the children under their parents' supervision, except for three grandchildren who are the subject of custody litigation. Prosecutors had
  • Sandusky: People have 'turned on me'

    02/11/2012 5:23:09 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 51 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jeremy Roebuck
    BELLEFONTE – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky lashed out Friday at former friends and neighbors whose complaints prompted prosecutors this week to seek his confinement inside his State College house. Sandusky's remarks to reporters came moments after a court heard testimony that several people had expressed concern over his frequent presence on his back deck, yards from a neighboring elementary school. "All of a sudden these people turn on me when they've been in my home with their kids, they've attended birthday parties here for my grandchildren, they've been on that deck and in that yard," he...
  • They Killed Him

    01/30/2012 5:00:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    January 22nd was a sad day in America. A pitiful and depressing episode that confirms how a lawyer-controlled and weak-kneed society, ended with the tragic death of Joe Paterno. As sure as day turns into night, the actions taken last November by the Board of Trustees of Penn State University were responsible for the premature death of this great man. I grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, next door to Paterno’s domain: Pennsylvania. My father graduated from Ohio State, and I was – and still am – a born-and-bred Buckeye fan. I clearly remember the emergence of Joe Pa at...
  • Jerry Sandusky wants judge to let him see his grandchildren

    01/27/2012 7:48:08 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 27 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | Friday, January 27, 2012, 6:25 PM | SARA GANIM
    Jerry Sandusky, accused of child sex abuse, will be in court soon asking a judge to modify the terms of his bail so he can see his grandchildren. Sandusky, 68, was charged in November with abusing 10 boys over 15 years, many of whom he met through his charity, The Second Mile. As part of a bail agreement that keeps him out of jail but on house arrest, Sandusky is not to have any contact with kids, including his grandchildren. His attorney, Joe Amendola, has said that family members are among those that brought accusations against the former Penn State...
  • Joe Paterno memorial service: Phil Knight says coach is not the villain in Penn State scandal

    01/26/2012 9:26:20 PM PST · by WPaCon · 55 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 1/26/2012 | Cindy Boren
    “Whatever the details of the investigation are, this much is clear to me: There was a villain in this tragedy. It lies in the investigation, not in Joe Paterno’s response to it,” Knight said, prompting a prolonged standing ovation from the crowd in the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State campus. Despite Paterno’s actions, “he was excoriated by the media and fired over the telephone by his university. Yet in all his subsequent appearances in the press, on TV, interacting with students, conversing with hospital personnel, giving interviews, he never complained, he never lashed out. Every word, every bit...
  • Bids For Paterno Memorial Service Tickets Reach Nearly $100G On eBay

    01/24/2012 5:05:57 PM PST · by WPaCon · 15 replies
    CBS Cleveland/AP ^ | 1/24/2012 | AP
    Two tickets for Joe Paterno’s public memorial service were selling for nearly $100,000 on eBay before the website shut down the auction, CBS Sports reports. An auction appeared on the site after it was announced that there were no more free tickets for Thursday’s “A Memorial for Joe” service. The bids reached as high as $99,509 for the pair of tickets before it was taken down. Amanda Coffee, spokeswoman for eBay Inc., said the site has unspecified internal controls to remove inappropriate ads. She said eBay doesn’t “allow the sale of tickets to events in which all tickets are free...