Penn State's costs for legal fees, consultants and other services connected to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal have topped $44.4 million, the university's latest bill shows.That total was through the end of February, according to a university website this week. It's up about $1.5 million from the previous bill released through the end of January.University insurance policies should reimburse some of the fees and costs, but Penn State has said it won't dip into tuition dollars, state appropriations or donations.
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* Editor's note: Joe Paterno is not alive.There have been a number of conspiracy theories surrounding the ouster of Joe Paterno from the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, but this letter Tweeted by ESPN's Bob Ley today takes the cake:The answer to your question, Doug, is: No.[Hat tip: Crossing Broad]
Penn State President Graham Spanier was fired halfway into the 2011-2012 academic year amid the Jerry Sandusky scandal. And yet, he was still the best-compensated public university executive in the country during that time.*With compensation that totaled $2,906,721, Spanier clinched the No. 1 spot in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Executive Compensation Survey of Public Colleges and Universities released today. He received $350,959 in base salary for the five months he served as president in the 2011-12 academic year. And Spanier received a $1.2 million severance payment and $1.2 million in deferred compensation paid out that year, as per Internal Revenue
The backlash to the Paterno backlash continues at Penn State, where pro-JoePa candidates swept elections for the Board of Trustees on Friday. Not at all coincidentally, the three winners--Edward Brown III, Barbara Doran, and William Oldsey--were all endorsed by the Paterno family. Several incumbents, who were on the board when Paterno was fired, lost in a landslide. Oldsey, an education publishing consultant, feels "very strongly that the Paterno legacy has to be resurrected . . . in order for us to truly move forward in the right direction."The Board also approved a sweeping list of changes to the way it
Tipped off by a tweeter, Deadspin notes a shocking piece of news lost amid the weeklong Boston Marathon coverage: JoePa lives!Larger pic here.
@deadspin Check out how @verizonfios listed the Penn State spring game this morning.Interesting info. twitter.com/dcdeller/statu…— Derick Deller (@dcdeller) April 20, 2013
For the first time in the post-Paterno-era, Penn State has released an annual revenue report. And the news could have been better. In the year ending June 2012, the school's athletic department made $7.8 million less than it had in '10-'11. Some of that decline was due to a depletion of "reserve funds" that it disbursed for charitable child abuse prevention efforts and severance packages for former Paterno staff members. Stadium attendance was down from 97-98% to 92% last year as well. But the bulk of the decrease was caused by the fact that a one-time fees collected for club
Today, Sue and Jay headlined a child abuse prevention breakfast in the state capital, and brother Scott says that's not all:"We're going to be involved with anybody that we think can help us move the ball forward," Paterno said, adding may mean different things for different groups. Today, it was headlining an event. Other times it may be raising funds. On still other occasions, it may be some type of behind-the-scenes work.Inspired in part by a note written by his father just before he died, Scott says the family's going to donate time, money, and of course, the Paterno name
As is often the case when the most hated man in America is the focus of a nationally televised news segment, NBC's decision to air an interview with Jerry Sandusky on the Today Show was sure to be controversial.
John Ziegler is back. This time on a platform much larger than FramingPaterno.com or the King of Prussia Radisson. In an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show this morning, the conservative documentarian released audio clips of his more than three hours of interviews with Sandusky, the first ones the convicted child molester has given since being found guilty of sexual abuse. The footage is meant to back up Ziegler's claim that Paterno was unjustly accused by "the media" of covering up at least one crime that didn't necessarily happen. (Ziegler, along with Paterno's family, claims there's no proof
The Atlantic Wire's Alexander Abad-Santos thinks so, pointing out a trail of text messages that suggest football coach Reno Saccoccia covered up the rape of an inebriated teenaged girl at a series of parties.On August 13, [Trent] Mays sent this text to Evan Westlake, a fellow football player who filmed the now infamous 12-minute viral video making fun of the victim:Delete that off You-tube. Coach Sac knows about it. Seriously delete it.Saccoccia has claimed in media reports that he "didn't do Internet" and had not seen the videos in the case, but this text message from states that Mays believed Saccoccia did