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Sandusky: Penn State Sanctions 'Unjust'

Lawyer says he intends to defend himself at sentencing hearing

(Newser) - If nothing else, the Penn State sanctions have done this much good: They upset Jerry Sandusky. The convicted molester's lawyer, Joe Amendola, says Sandusky thinks it's "ridiculous" that anyone thinks Penn State administrators covered up for his crimes, which, he insists, never happened anyway. "He said,...

Sandusky's 'Shower Victim' Comes Forward, Sues Penn State

Victim 2's lawyers release voicemails from Sandusky

(Newser) - The alleged Jerry Sandusky victim at the center of Mike McQueary's testimony has at last revealed himself—so he can sue. Sandusky reportedly assaulted "Victim 2" in university showers when the victim was a child. Now, as an adult, the victim intends to sue Penn State "and...

Penn State Sanctions Not Nearly Enough

NCAA football needs to learn a lesson: Joe Nocera

(Newser) - The sanctions handed down to Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal were harsher than Joe Nocera thought they would be—but not harsh enough. The NCAA should have imposed the so-called "death penalty," a move that would have been reminiscent of University...

Penn State's Spanier: I Was Abused as Kid

...so there's no way he would have turned 'blind eye'

(Newser) - The damning report is in and the punishment has been doled out , but former Penn State President Graham Spanier is still trying to salvage a bit of his reputation by revealing himself as a victim of child abuse. In a letter sent yesterday to school trustees, Spanier writes that "...

NCAA to Hit Penn State With 'Unprecedented' Penalties

Announcement coming tomorrow, 'death penalty' on the table

(Newser) - Even as Penn State took down Joe Paterno's statue this morning, the NCAA is getting ready to levy "unprecedented" penalties against the university, an NCAA source tells CBS News . "I've never seen anything like it," the source says. The NCAA itself confirmed that "corrective...

Penn State Taking Down Paterno Statue

Crews have blockaded area outside Beaver Stadium

(Newser) - Penn State is taking down the tarnished statue of longtime coach Joe Paterno, reports the AP . The university's president, Rod Erickson, has confirmed that he has given the order to remove the iconic statue, and a chainlink fence is blockading the area outside Beaver Stadium this morning. "I...

Penn State Trustee Resigns Over Sandusky Scandal

Steve Garban first board member to leave

(Newser) - A member and former chairman of the Penn State board of trustees has resigned, saying his presence on the board had become "a distraction and an impediment" to the university's efforts to move forward following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Steve Garban's resignation last night...

Penn State Students Guarding Paterno Statue

Plane tows banner over campus vowing to take statue down

(Newser) - Penn State students have rallied to protect a statue of disgraced former coach Joe Paterno. A vigil to protect the bronze statue outside Beaver Stadium began after a plane flew over campus earlier this week with a banner reading: "Take the statue down or we will," reports the...

NCAA Prez: 'Death Penalty' on Table for Penn State

'It was more than a football scandal,' Mark Emmert tells Tavis Smiley

(Newser) - NCAA President Mark Emmert strongly hinted that the NCAA would take action against Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal—and that the so-called "death penalty" was a possibility. "I've never seen anything as egregious," Emmert told Tavis Smiley,...

3 Accuse Sandusky of Abuse in '70s, '80s

First indication of abuse that pre-dated the '90s

(Newser) - Three men have come forward to accuse Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse in the 1970s or 1980s, reports the Patriot-News , punching a hole in Sandusky's assertion that he couldn't have magically turned into a pedophile in his 50s. These are the first accusations against Sandusky that pre-date the...

Paterno Family to Investigate Freeh Report

Family does not agree with damning conclusions

(Newser) - In the wake of the damning Freeh report and the outrage that has followed , Joe Paterno's family is launching its own probe into the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal. Paterno family members "are dismayed by, and vehemently disagree with" the former FBI director's report, they say in a...

Joe Paterno Was a Selfish Liar

Sally Jenkins says the football coach cared more about his legacy than kids

(Newser) - There's no longer any room for doubt: "Joe Paterno was a liar," writes Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post , who was the last to interview Paterno before his death. How, she had asked, could he not have known about the 1998 grand jury investigation into Sandusky? "...

Critics Want JoePa's Statue Down

Others demand that Penn State drop, or change, football

(Newser) - The reverberations of the Freeh Report continue, and while Joe Paterno's family concedes "it can be argued that Joe Paterno should have gone further," relatives insist that to think "he would have protected Jerry Sandusky to avoid bad publicity is simply not realistic." (The Daily ...

Penn State TVs Switched to Public Access Before Report

Sets in student center left CNN just as today's report was released

(Newser) - It was either a bizarre coincidence or a weird attempt to downplay today's Penn State report on campus: The TVs in the college's student center suddenly switched from CNN to public access just as news about the Freeh Report broke, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . Some of those gathered...

Damning Penn State Report Released

Freeh Report: Spanier, Schultz, Paterno, Curley all disregarded victims' safety

(Newser) - Today's most anticipated news event has arrived: The 9am ET release of the so-called Freeh Report, Penn State's internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal based on more than 3.5 million emails and documents and 430 interviews. Highlights of the report, whose compilation was helmed by...

It's Time to See Joe Paterno as He Really Was: a Liar

Paterno helped drive Sandusky cover-up: Buzz Bissinger

(Newser) - Newly released Penn State emails from 2001 imply that Joe Paterno helped drive a cover-up of the infamous Jerry Sandusky shower incident, which flies in the face of Paterno's grand jury testimony. In the Daily Beast , Buzz Bissinger pulls no punches as he rails against the lionization of...

2001 Penn State Emails: Was There a Cover-Up?

President, officials apparently sent emails about the Sandusky shower incident

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky may be behind bars , but the allegations are still coming—this time, against Penn State. CNN was given access to emails sent in 2001 that raise questions about what former Penn State President Graham Spanier and two former officials (then-VP Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley )...

State Paying Sandusky's $5K-a-Month Pension

He gets almost $5k per month, partially taxpayer-funded

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky may wind up spending the rest of his life in prison, but apparently that's no reason to deny him his hard-earned pension. Sandusky will continue receiving his $4,908-a-month state pension, which is partially funded by taxpayers, ABC 27 reports. In order to strip Sandusky of his...

In Jail, Sandusky Faces Taunts, Suicide Watch

Was taunted by fellow prisoners during his last jail stint

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky is back behind bars and again on suicide watch following his conviction Friday of sexually abusing 10 boys. And he's probably not having a great time at the Centre County Correctional Facility, where he also spent a night in December before being released on bail: The Daily...

'Crazy' Sandusky Lawyer Remarks May Help Appeal

Joe Amendola's comments shock fellow defense attorneys

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky's loose-lipped lawyer may have unwittingly given his client extra ammunition for an appeal, the New York Post reports. Convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, Sandusky is facing up to 442 years in prison—but fellow defense attorneys say remarks by lawyer Joe Amendola were unconscionable....

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