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Penn State has spent $27 million in Jerry Sandusky-related costs

February 15, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Penn State has said it won't dip into tuition dollars, state appropriations or donations to pay for any expenses related to the Sandusky case.
Penn State has said it won't dip into tuition dollars, state appropriations…

Penn State's bill for legal fees, consultants and other costs associated with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal stands at more than $27 million, including $13 million for the internal investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term for 45 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys.

The total doesn't include the first of five $12-million annual installments to begin covering the $60-million fine handed down by the NCAA as part of its sanctions.

Penn State also paid $7.5 million for university legal services or defense and about $4 million for legal defense fees covering three ex-school administrators facing criminal charges related to the scandal. The rest of the $27 million comes from miscellaneous smaller fees.

Penn State has said it won't dip into tuition dollars, state appropriations or donations to pay for any expenses related to the Sandusky case.

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