Jerry Sandusky scandal will cost Penn State more than $27 million

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The Jerry Sandusky scandal is going to cost Penn State more than $27.6 million. The child sex abuse atrocities of the Jerry Sandusky scandal are hitting PSU in the pocketbook through lawyer and consultant fees and other costs.

An updated figure from November 2012 was provided this week on a university website. $13 million for board of trustees communications and the internal investigation into the scandal by former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

According to Fox Sports:

Among other Penn State costs, nearly $7.5 million went to university legal services or defense, including the law firm representing the university to facilitate settlements with people who have told the school they suffered damages related to the Sandusky scandal.

About $4 million covered other legal defense fees including those for three school ex-administrators facing criminal charges related to the scandal.

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Hurricane Sandy cancels Penn State media day

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The effects of Hurricane Sandy, and the Frankenstorm are already being felt long before it made landfall on the Jersey Shore. The effects are being felt well inland- including central rural, landlocked Pennsylvania.

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Penn St sued for $4 million by Mike McQueary

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With all the vacated Joe Paterno wins, the last time Penn State won a football game, officially, Mike McQueary was the quarterback. Today he’s suing the school where he made his name for $4 million- which is probably much much more than the victims of Jerry Sandusky will get.

McQueary is seeking whistleblower status and wrongful termination damages. Right now he’s unhirable by pretty much anyone in college football. Although his status as a whistleblower is questionable. Remember, he waited nine days to tell anyone after he told Paterno that he saw Sandusky raping a boy in the shower. Then he waited another nine years to talk again.

McQueary is expected to be a main witness in the case against Graham Spanier and Tim Curley.

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Life after sanctions for Penn State, Jordan Hill and company

Defensive tackle Jordan Hill is arguably the best player on the current Penn State team (assuming Silas Redd leaves as he’s rumored to be doing so). Hill was at Big Ten Media Day, so I asked him other than wins how does this team heal?

“Being together, being through this.  Going out and just playing football. You know if we just sat there and gave up, we would regret it for the rest of our lives. We keep looking forward  and just being around each other and sticking together. That’s all we really need,” he answered.

Coach Bill O’Brien, who left the New England Patriots to come to a program hit hard with NCAA sanctions has told his team that every game this year will be their bowl game since they aren’t allowed to go to one.

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Penn State lucky to avoid television banishment

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For all the talk of the death penalty, and what Penn State got sanctioned with, (and what they didn’t get sanctioned with) one penalty would have hit PSU very hard had it been applied- a television ban.

Penn St. athletic director David Joyner was at Big Ten Media Day, and he discussed how much tv coverage of the team means to his program:

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Update: Jerry Sandusky on Suicide Watch; Sanctions possible for PSU?

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Update from MSNBC:

Karl Rominger said Sandusky was under individual guard at the county jail, known as suicide watch, and was apart from the general prison population, Reuters reported. 

It was not clear if Sandusky had acted in a way that threatened his own life, or if the move was standard procedure in such a high-profile case.

Rominger reiterated that the former defensive coach for Penn State football will appeal the verdict, a process that can happen when Sandusky is sentenced in 90 days or so.

Make no mistake, this college football story is a not a football story. It’s a million times bigger than that. The Harrisburg Patriot-News’ Sara Ganim won a Pulitzer for reporting on this, and she’s a news reporter, not a sports reporter.

Jerry Sandusky was convicted tonight on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse. Even his own adopted son accused of him of doing so. Per sentencing guidelines, he’ll get at least 60 years, and faces a maximum of 442 years in prison. He’ll find out his specific fate in 90 days, but this much is clear- he’ll die in prison and rot in hell.

JUSTICE has prevailed!

But what about the Penn State program?

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2 potential jurors in Sandusky trial wearing Penn St. shirts; 3 jurors selected

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Having connections to Penn State University will not exactly eliminate your chances of serving on the jury for the Jerry Sandusky trial. Of course, sometimes the bias and slant is just way too obvious, like when potential jurors show up wearing Penn State t-shirts.

From the award-winning Sarah Ganim of the Patriot News:

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Pedophilia Stadium instead? Paterno family turns down Penn St. stadium namesake

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The family of Joe Paterno turned down an offer from Penn State University, which sought to rename Beaver Stadium after the late college football leader in Division 1 coaching victories, according to a report from The Patriot-News yesterday.

How about Child Rape Stadium instead? That way you can name it after Paterno’s right hand man of many years Jerry Sandusky. I just realized how odd it is that the stadium shares its name with a slang term for female genitalia, when it’s now become synonymous with the type of acts that only NAMBLA would approve of; illegal and immoral behavior by a man who isn’t really interested in “beaver.” (allegedly)

(again how the f*** is Jerry Sandusky actually married? Who the f*** marries/stays married to [an alleged] child rapist?)

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Feds subpoena Penn St. Univ in Sandusky case; seek financial records

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It looks like things are finally getting done in the Penn State Jerry Sandusky child rape case. Now the Federal officials are stepping in and turning the wheels, overriding the inactivity that we’ve seen from the state and local levels.

From the AP:

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Penn State’s Tim Frazier has serious NBA potential

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In the Big Ten, Penn State is dead last in attendance. The Nittany Lions average about 7,000 but if you ever watched one of their home games on television, you’ll see lots of empty seats in the lower bowl; to the point that it looks like they have 700 fans. And they’re missing out too! And a bonafide NBA draft prospect in point guard Tim Frazier. Well, we’re here to make sure he toils in college basketball obscurity no more.

In a preview of our next NBA draft stock report:

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Nike’s Phil Knight Addresses Paterno Firing at Memorial Service

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Someone had to talk about it; the elephant in the room. In all the tributes paid to Joe Paterno these past few days, a few talked about his recent dismissal. Little to none discussed it in a substantive sense. Nike CEO Phil Knight at least touched upon it; but ended up doing little more than Paterno/Penn State cheerleading.

Maybe it would have been better if he had just kept his mouth shut.

Thursday’s memorial event ended the public mourning period for Paterno. Public viewings were held Tuesday and Wednesday morning at a campus followed by a funeral Mass, procession and burial for Paterno that afternoon.

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Penn St. Alums in State Capital: JUST DON’T GET IT

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Everyone gets the “death bounce;” no matter who they are or what they’ve done. And by death bounce, I mean the mainstream media, and with it John Q. Public, just going ahead and glossing over everything that person did wrong while they were alive.

Well, hopefully a monster like Jerry Sandusky doesn’t get the death bounce.

Considering all that went down with Joe Paterno and Penn State, and just a few weeks ago at that, I’m shocked that Paterno has been as deified, lionized, and sanctified as he has by the internet, television, radio and print media.

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