In what sounded at times like a locker room pep talk, Jerry Sandusky rambled in his red prison suit about being the underdog in the fourth quarter, about forgiveness, about dogs and about the movie "Seabiscuit." With his accusers seated behind him in the courtroom, he denied committing "disgusting acts" against children and instead painted himself as the victim.
Penn State trustees took no formal vote but the vast majority of members have voiced support for the university president's acceptance of tough penalties imposed by the NCAA over the university's handling of child molestation allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
The NCAA announced Sunday that it will issue sanctions against Penn State in the wake of a scathing report that found that top university officials buried child sex abuse allegations against a now-convicted retired assistant and led to the tearing down of the famed statue of once-sainted coach Joe Paterno.
Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal.
Genaro C. Armas, Geoff Mulvihill and Mark Scolforo
, July 12, 2012
Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that shattered the Happy Valley image of Penn State football and led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.
Genaro C. Armas & Mark Scolforo
, June 22, 2012
Jurors in Jerry Sandusky's child sex-abuse trial are likely to hear more graphic testimony Wednesday, following two days of accounts of alleged sex assaults involving the former Penn State assistant football coach and boys he met through his charity.
Genaro C. Armas and Mark Scolforo
, June 13, 2012
Pretrial publicity and Penn State's prominent role in its local community mean Jerry Sandusky's criminal trial should be heard by jurors brought in from another Pennsylvania county, prosecutors argued in a motion filed Tuesday. Sandusky's lawyer said he would fight the proposal.
Internal Penn State memos sent out two weeks after former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation show the university's president and trustees working to repair a tarnished image and bracing for a potential donor backlash.
The lawyers for Curley and Schultz say the men are innocent and that uncorroborated testimony from McQueary is not enough on which to hang the case. Curley and Schultz told the grand jury that they remembered McQueary reporting only something inappropriate, like wrestling, but nothing as serious as rape.
Mark Scolforo and Maryclaire Dale
, December 16, 2011
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was released from jail today after spending a night behind bars following a new round of child sex abuse charges filed against him. Sandusky secured his release using $200,000 in real estate holdings and a $50,000 certified check provided by his wife, Dorothy, according to online court records.
Genaro C. Armas and Mark Scolforo
, December 08, 2011
Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and jailed Wednesday on new child sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers, including one who claims Sandusky molested him numerous times in a basement bedroom, according to authorities. The claims bring the number of Sandusky's alleged victims to 10 and he now faces more than 50 charges stemming from accusations he molested boys for years on Penn State property, in his home and elsewhere.
Genaro C. Armas and Mark Levy
, December 07, 2011
Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky said he never spoke with Joe Paterno about any suspected misconduct with minors, the New York Times reported today. Sandusky has been charged with 40 counts of molesting eight boys over 15 years and is free on bail while awaiting a preliminary hearing Dec. 13. A grand jury investigating Sandusky said in a report that some of the allegations occurred in the team showers, including a 2002 allegation in which a graduate assistant testified he saw Sandusky assaulting a young boy.
View your ad here! Cost effective targeted advertising. Contextual advertising starting as low as $79/month. This includes targeted ad delivery and search results! Add your business to the Marketplace »