Jerry Sandusky scandal News

Pennsylvania Priest Case Could Affect Penn State Trial

A court decision reversing the landmark conviction of a Roman Catholic priest could have big implications for the upcoming trial of three former Penn State administrators, according to legal experts and lawyers involved in the case. The state Superior Court …

Expenses for Penn State Scandal Near $52M

Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal are nearing $52 million. A university website shows the school has racked up just under $51.8 million in expenses as of Aug. 31. That’s up $1.3 million from the …

Penn State Announces $59.7M Settlement With Sandusky Victims

Penn State officials announced Monday that over the past few months the university has reached agreement with 26 of the victims of former assistant football coach Gerald Sandusky. The aggregate dollar amount paid by the university for the 26 settled …

Ex-Penn State Coach Sandusky’s Conviction Upheld on Appeal

Former Pennsylvania State University Coach Jerry Sandusky, who was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for sexually abusing boys, failed to persuade a state appeals court that he deserved a new trial. Sandusky said his trial lawyers had …

More Settlements Near in Penn State Abuse Talks

Negotiations between Penn State and young men who claim they were abused by Jerry Sandusky have begun to bear fruit, with lawyers involved saying there will be more announcements of settlements in the coming days. The school’s trustees have set …

Penn State Settles First of Sandusky Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Pennsylvania State University agreed to settle the first of 31 suits filed in the sex-abuse scandal involving ex-football coach Jerry Sandusky, with about 25 more set to settle, lawyers in the resolved case said. The settled complaint involved a 2001 …

Ex-Penn State Officials Hearing Revives Sandusky Abuse Case

Ex-Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier and two other former officials will be in a court hearing today on whether they must stand trial for hiding information tied to the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal. Spanier, former Athletic Director Timothy Curley …

NCAA Asks Judge to Toss Paterno Suit Over Sandusky Fine

The National Collegiate Athletic Association asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Joe Paterno’s family challenging penalties levied against Pennsylvania State University and its football program over the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal. The family seeks to void a consent …

Penn State Approves Settlement Offers to Sandusky Victims

Pennsylvania State University said it approved settlement offers to some victims of Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. The offers will be made to some people who made claims against the university related …

Ex-Penn State President Spanier Files Notice to Sue Louis Freeh

Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier filed notice of plans to sue Louis Freeh, the former FBI director whose university-commissioned probe placed Spanier at the center of a cover-up of ex-football coach Jerry Sandusky’s sex abuse. The claims in …