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Penn State President Rodney Erickson has decided to suspend the school's relationship with Adidas, to reprimand the apparel company for not paying Indonesian workers after the closing of a factory in 2011. A nationwide anti-sweatshop student group claims the workers are owed $1.8 million.The suspension will allot Adidas 60 days to compensate those who worked at the factory. Adidas is forbidden to produce any items carrying the Penn State logo, and if the suspension expires before workers are compensated, Penn State will terminate its license with Adidas.For what it's worth, Nike doesn't seem to be on much better terms with
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
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
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.
Maybe we can get most of the day's Jerry Sandusky-Joe Paterno news out of the way in one fell swoop today. Probably not: This is the story that refuses to go away quietly. But let's dig through some of the highlights, shall we?First up: The New York Daily News reports that Penn State has begun settlement negotiations with some of the Jerry Sandusky abuse victims who have sued the school. But it may not be quite so easy as writing a check and hoping the victims go away:“We don’t take issue with Penn State starting settlement negotiations,” Marci Hamilton, a
In a firm but gentle interview today on ABC, Katie Couric interviewed Sue Paterno and her children, Diana, Mary Kay, and Jay, both in studio, and pre-recorded from the Paternos' famous home in State College. The interview/charm offensive comes a day after the Paternos released their official rebuttal to Louis Freeh's damning July 2012 report on Paterno and Penn State. This is what Sue said when Couric asked her for her reaction to the Louis Freeh report:[Joe] was what he was. What you saw is what you got. Man of integrity, honesty, he never let down in any of his
In August 2012, the conservative filmmaker John Ziegler released a short animated film meant to demonstrate the absurdity of investigator Louis Freeh’s claim—issued in his damning July 2012 report on Penn State—that Joe Paterno had actively concealed reports of an assault Jerry Sandusky was seen committing a decade earlier. The film was produced using a crude DIY animation toolkit; because of its goofy renderings of Paterno and others, it proved too distracting to take seriously.