Child Sex Abuse Scandal
A new report commissioned by Joe Paterno’s family challenges the conclusion by former FBI director Louis Freeh that the late Penn State coach conspired to conceal child sex abuse allegations against retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Breaking more than a year of silence, Sue Paterno is defending her late husband as a “moral, disciplined” man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity.
The Penn State trustee who fired football coach Joe Paterno over the phone is leaving the board when his term ends in June.
The second-leading scorer on the Boston College women’s soccer team has been barred by the school for playing in an NCAA tournament game against Penn State for online comments she made about the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
When state lawmakers return for their final week of the current session on Monday, House Democrats are expected to continue their effort to force a vote on a resolution asking for a Justice Department review of how the Jerry Sandusky investigation was handled.
In light of the Louis Freeh report, the NCAA is now left to decide whether to impose penalties against the football program at Penn State.
A New York Times report says veteran Joe Paterno began talks that sweetened his retirement contract in the same month that he testified before a grand jury in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, and all members of the board of trustees weren’t informed of the new package before the scandal engulfed the university.
Penn State fans are gathering on campus and across the Delaware Valley and to mourn the loss of longtime coach Joe Paterno after his family announced he died.
Happy Valley was perfect for Joe Paterno, a place where “JoePa” knew best, where he not only won more football games than any other major college coach, but won them the right way: with integrity and sportsmanship.
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is in serious condition, CBS Sports is reporting.