3% of Pennsylvanians Still View Sandusky Favorably

Plus: Alleged victims plan to sue Second Mile charity
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2011 4:44 PM CST

(Newser) – Despite his reported role in the Penn State sex abuse scandal, it probably won’t surprise you to hear that 51% of people surveyed in a recent Public Policy Poll still view beloved coach Joe Paterno favorably. You probably also won’t be shocked to hear that 88% of respondents view alleged abuser Jerry Sandusky unfavorably. You may, however, be taken aback by the news that 3% still have a positive opinion of Sandusky, according to SportsGrid.

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Meanwhile, one of Sandusky’s accusers sought an injunction this week that would stop Sandusky’s Second Mile charity from transferring its assets, the New York Times reports. “We felt it was necessary to take this action after learning the organization was considering transferring its programs and not continuing its operations,” the lawyers say in a statement. The court papers note that at least 11 alleged victims plan to sue the organization, which is accused of failing to properly supervise Sandusky or report what it knew about abuse allegations against him. (Read more Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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