Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal
The NCAA announced a series of penalties against Penn State University Monday morning in the wake of a child sexual assault scandal involving former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky.
It’s with some, solemn pride that I say that I’ve been a de facto voice of the Joe Paterno opposition.
Sunset over Beaver Stadium didn’t stop the crowds of people or ease the pain of fans missing the Joe Paterno statue.
There are more Penn State alumni in Allegheny County than there are anywhere else in the world, and many have strong feelings about the removal of Joe Paterno’s statue and the looming NCAA sanctions.
A quiet morning in State College was shattered by the sound of a jackhammer Sunday. Police closed off the street before workers removed the statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium. After it was taken away, Penn State fans and supporters gathered to try and catch a glimpse of the now empty spot where the statue once stood.
Crews removed the statue of Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium and the Paterno family issued a statement regarding the removal Sunday morning:
Penn State officials elected to take down the Joe Paterno Statue outside of Beaver Stadium Sunday morning, but another bombshell could come on Monday.
The president of Penn State University says he has ordered the removal of the statue of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.
A judge has set a date to hear oral arguments on pretrial motions In the case of two former Penn State officials facing charges in connection to the child sex abuse scandal.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — An artist has removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school’s child sex-abuse scandal.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Veteran Penn State football coach Joe Paterno began talks that resulted in a sweetened 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, according to a published report.
It was once considered one of the top college football programs in the country run by a legendary coach. But Penn State is now immersed in scandal and a nasty cover up. How can a university recover from all this?
One day after the release of the more than 200 page Freeh report, the Penn State community is still trying to digest its findings.
Civil lawsuits are just one part of the legal problems facing Penn State. The Louis Freeh report also suggests the university has been violating a federal statute.
KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino talks with Gary Levitt from the organization Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship.
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