Wednesday, January 2, 2013
PA Governor Tom Corbett told reporters that the sanctions levied against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky scandal are arbitray and illegal.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will file a lawsuit later today against the NCAA, asking the court to throw out all the sanctions leveled at Penn State by the organization after the Jerry Sandusky scandal became public. “These punishments threaten to have a devastating, long-lasting and irreparable effect on the state, its citizens and its economy,’’ Corbett said in a statement released to the press. In July, the NCAA enacted the sanctions as punishment for what it saw as silent complicity while former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested and sexually abused 10 boys, some of the assaults taking place on school grounds. Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison in August after he was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse of …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
University officials made the decision to take down the bronze statue early Sunday morning in light of details from the Freeh report. Paterno's name will remain on the library.
Construction crews arrived at Penn State early Sunday morning to remove the bronze Joe Paterno statue from the front of Beaver Stadium and place it in an undisclosed secure location, ESPN.com reports. The project began at 6:15 a.m., when workers blocked off access to the statue with a fence wrapped in a blue tarp, according to USA Today. By 8:20 a.m., a forklift had carried the 900-pound statue into the stadium. In what appears to be a compromise for Paterno's detractors and his supporters, the coach's name will remain on the university's library. Joe and Sue Paterno contributed more than $4 million for the library's construction. Rumors of a decision made about the fate of the statue swirled Friday, with no indication of how Penn State …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Media outlets release conflicting information as to the former head coach of Penn State Football's condition.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Pennsylvania senator seeks examination of federal reporting laws on abuse.
In the fallout of the alleged sexual abuse reports at Penn State University, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) announced an inquiry Tuesday into federal laws "designed to protect children from sexual abuse." Citing directly the charges against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky and the reported inaction by university officials that led to the termination of legendary coach Joe Paterno and other administrators, Casey requested a hearing with the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Children and Families. “The tragic events reported from Penn State have been a shock to the nation’s conscience. It is clear we need to examine the federal laws that are designed to protect children from this type of heinous abuse,” Casey said in a statement Tuesday. “We must …