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AP reports that Penn State is trying to have Mike McQueary's lawsuit—claiming he was fired as an assistant football coach for being the whistleblower in the Jerry Sandusky case—dismissed: "University attorney Nancy Conrad on Friday again sought dismissal of Mike McQueary's defamation and whistleblower lawsuit. She says Graham Spanier's remarks in support of Tim Curley and Gary Schultz were taken out of context. Conrad says Spanier in November 2011 said more than "the charges are groundless." She says the expanded quote was that "I am confident the record will show that these charges are groundless and that they conducted themselves professionally
There will be ten public speaking slots reserved during this Friday's Penn State Board of Trustees meeting in Hershey. Former legionnaires of the army of Joe Paterno have made an attempt to snatch them all."We want to look the trustees in the eyes and tell them that their actions over the last 16 months have brought great harm upon Penn State, our beloved program and the innocent players and coaches who now occupy our locker room," said Brian Masella, who played for Paterno from 1971 through 1975.The idea is for the group to browbeat the Board of Trustees into making
I can’t help but think about Bill Conlin this week.Conlin, you’ll surely remember, was the legendary baseball writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, a man who by the end of his career had gotten to be bigger than his newspaper. He was last seen fleeing into retirement after the Inquirer uncovered decades-old allegations that he had molested young children in his New Jersey neighborhood.
AP reports:STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State's bill to pay costs associated with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal has topped $41 million, including $8.1 million to pay for the internal investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh.The latest disclosure posted Monday on a university website offered more itemization for certain costs including the bill for the Freeh probe. The bill also for the first time includes the $12 million payment to the NCAA — the first of five annual installments of the $60 million fine that's part of the sanctions.Somewhere, Franco Harris wants to remind you that that Joe
Businessweek reports: "Pennsylvania State University sued Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association Insurance Co. for denying coverage of claims and litigation arising from the ky child sex-abuse scandal.he insurer refused to cover the university against claims by 30 men alleging improper conduct or abuse at the hands of Sandusky, a former assistant football coach. PMA’s refusal to honor its policy obligations is “frivolous and unfounded,” lawyers for the school said in a complaint filed yesterday in state court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. “PMA denied coverage or reserved its rights in response to certain claims and suits and has failed to issue any coverage determination in
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that advocates for the late football coach, Joe Paterno, are now taking out newspaper attack ads in an effort to force out two members of the university's Board of Trustees who voted in 2011 to fire Paterno.Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, or PS4RS, an alumni group seeking the ouster of board members over Paterno's firing, is placing advertisements in Central Pennsylvania targeting incumbents Paul Suhey and Stephanie Nolan Deviney, who are seeking re-election to two of the three alumni seats open this year.The first ad appeared in Monday's Centre Daily Times, on its sports section cover.
Oh, the Jerry Sandusky fun never stops. In recent developments, Gov. Tom Corbett announced a lawsuit against the NCAA, challenging its authority to impose a $60 million fine and four years of probation on Penn State and its football team. (We explained last week why that might not work.) This week, Pennsylvania legislators approved a bill requiring the NCAA to spend the entirety of the fine in state.Late Wednesday, the NCAA struck back:The NCAA on Wednesday sued Pennsylvania hours after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a law mandating that all of Penn State's $60 million fine for the Jerry Sandusky child-rape
Sara Ganim doesn’t need anybody to defend her. The former Patriot-News reporter has a Pulitzer Prize under her belt already—for breaking open the Jerry Sandusky scandal that ended Joe Paterno’s reign at Penn State—as well as glamorous post-scandal gig at CNN. She’s doing OK.
On July 23rd, Penn State agreed to pay the NCAA $60 million in fines for the school's role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Today, the state legislature passed a bill that requires the NCAA spend that money in-state, for child sex abuse prevention programs; Tom Corbett indicated he'll sign it. Huzzah! But wait. Can the state of Pennsylvania really tell the NCAA what to do with its money?Well, probably not. And a lot of it comes down to the fact that the NCAA isn't really subject to Pennsylvania's laws. Remember the Commerce Clause? Article I, Section VIII, Clause III of