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July 23, 2012 | From wire reports
"These events should serve as a call to every single school and athletics department to take an honest look at its campus environment and eradicate the "sports are king" mind-set that can so dramatically cloud the judgment of educators.' Mark Emmert, NCAA president 'Not only does the NCAA have the authority to act in this case, we also have the responsibility to say that such egregious behavior is not only against our bylaws and constitution,...
March 12, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys, misses family meals and playing with his grandchildren, but has largely stayed upbeat and hopeful in prison, his wife said in a television interview. Dottie Sandusky, 71, appearing on NBC's "Today" on Wednesday defended her husband of 37 years when asked by host Matt Lauer if she still believes that he's innocent. "I definitely believe him," she said. "He's not guilty of these horrific crimes.
August 28, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Good times won't feel quite as good for Penn State football fans this season. Among the many changes around Beaver Stadium this fall, one of the most talked about - in the last 24 hours at least - has been the removal of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" from the game-day playlist. The Altoona Mirror first reported the decision Monday, buried deep in an article about all the changes taking place at the start of the post-Joe Paterno, post-Jerry Sandusky scandal era for the Nittany Lions.
October 28, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Penn State has agreed to pay $59.7 million to 26 men who said they were sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, serving what is effectively a life sentence for his conviction as a predator of boys. The university announced on Monday that 23 of those who said they were abused had signed agreements and three more had reached agreements in principle during negotiations over the past months. Six cases had been rejected or talks are continuing, the university said.
June 11, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach at the center of the child-sex-abuse scandal that rocked the worlds of college sports and academia, was excoriated Monday morning by prosecutors as a "predatory pedophile" whose actions against boys took place over years. Opening statements in the highly publicized trial unfolded in a courtroom in Bellfonte, Penn., just 10 miles from the Penn State campus where some of the incidents of abuse are alleged to have occurred.
October 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Filmgoers in the Sandusky area will be among the first to see a movie written by Sandusky native Karen Lee Hopkins and filmed in two northwestern Ohio cities. The film, "Welcome Back, Roxy Carmichael," was to open tonight at the State Theatre, whose manager, Rick Diehl, said he planned to offer a Hollywood-style premiere. "You will see spotlights, you'll see limousines, you'll see a red carpet, you'll see palms in the lobby of the theater," Diehl said.
March 25, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
In a recording played on NBC's "Today" show on Monday, Jerry Sandusky said that Mike McQueary misinterpreted him showering with a young boy in Penn State football team facilities in 2001. Sandusky told documentary filmmaker John Ziegler that he does not understand how McQueary concluded “that sex was going on” when he witnessed Sandusky showering with a boy. “That would have been the last thing I would have thought about,” Sandusky said. “I would have thought maybe fooling around or something like that.” Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after being convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
January 10, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Jerry Sandusky emerged from prison to attend a hearing 200 miles away at which his lawyers argued Thursday he deserves a new trial on child molestation charges because they didn't have enough time to prepare for the first one. The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach played no active role in the proceedings but briefly greeted his wife and supporters beforehand. At the hearing in Centre County court in Bellefonte, Pa., Sandusky's lawyers cited flaws in the trial, including that they were swamped by about 12,000 pages of documents and other materials, that Judge John Cleland should have instructed jurors about the years it took for victims to report Sandusky had abused them, and that hearsay evidence was improperly allowed.
June 6, 2012 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
A full jury and alternates have been chosen to decide the fate of Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach at Penn State University who is accused of sexually abusing boys. Four jurors were chosen Wednesday morning, completing the panel that will consider the charges against Sandusky. Nine jurors had been seated on Tuesday, the first day of jury selection in the highly publicized trial. In addition to filling out the panel, one alternate was picked in the morning session.
August 15, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is working on a book with his wife, according to Johnston, Pa., television station WJAC . Sandusky is at the Centre County Correctional Facility in Bellefonte, Pa., awaiting sentencing. He was convicted in June of 45 counts of child sex abuse. Sundusky has been published before. His first book was a memoir, 2001's "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story. " Sandusky was accused of abusing 10 boys over 15 years. The prosecution presented 21 witnesses to support its contention that Sandusky was a predatory pedophile; his victims came from the charity he had founded for at-risk children.
October 2, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach at Penn State who was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually molesting boys, will not get a new trial, an appellate panel in Pennsylvania ruled on Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the Superior Court upheld the conviction of Sandusky on 45 criminal counts and backed the 30-year minimum sentence handed down in the celebrated 2012 trial that shook the world of collegiate sports. The case is expected to be appealed to higher tribunals.
September 18, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
An attorney for Jerry Sandusky appeared before a panel of judges Tuesday, requesting a new trial for the former Penn State assistant football coach in his sexual child abuse case. The arguments made by appeals attorney Norris Gelman on behalf of Sandusky included claims that his defense did not have enough time to prepare for trial, that prosecutors made improper statements during trial and that the trial judge mishandled jury instructions. Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30-to-60-year sentence in state prison after being convicted last year on dozens of counts of child sexual abuse while at Penn State, where he had been an assistant for decades under Coach Joe Paterno.
August 19, 2013 | By Tina Susman
The lawyer representing a 25-year-old man who became the first to settle a civil suit against Penn State arising from sexual abuse committed by its former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, says more settlements are imminent in the coming days. Thomas Kline, who represented a man known in court documents as Victim 5, said Sunday there were 25 more cases to be settled following the wrap-up of his client's on Friday. "It's my understanding that documents have been sent out or are on their way to the lawyers of other Sandusky victims.
August 18, 2013 | By Tina Susman
A man whose testimony helped convict former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexually abusing boys has become the first victim to reach a financial settlement against the university and will receive several million dollars, according to media reports. The Philadelphia Inquirer and Associated Press said the plaintiff, known as Victim 5, and lawyers representing Sandusky signed off on the deal Friday. Victim 5's attorney, Tom Kline, did not immediately respond to an email from the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, but AP reported that his client expected to receive the money within a month.
July 30, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Penn State's ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered by a Harrisburg, Pa., judge Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of a cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Prosecutors showed enough evidence during a two-day preliminary hearing to warrant a trial for ex-president Graham Spanier , former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley , District Judge William Wenner concluded. Wenner called it "a tragic day for Penn State University.
July 30, 2013 | By Benjamin Mueller
Penn State's former president and two other top school officials were ordered by a Pennsylvania judge Tuesday to stand trial on charges that they covered up the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse. After two days of preliminary hearings, Harrisburg District Judge William Wenner ordered a criminal trial to be held for the university's former president, Graham Spanier, its former vice president, Gary Schultz, and its former athletic director, Tim Curley, a court official told the Los Angeles Times.
June 22, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
Minutes after former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was led out of a Pennsylvania courthouse in handcuffs, lead defense attorney Joseph Amendola said he believed his client was innocent and intended to appeal the conviction. A jury of seven women and five men found Sandusky guilty of 45 of 48 counts Friday night related to sexual abuse of 10 boys, sometimes in the basement of his home and in the locker room showers of the storied Penn State football team.  He faces a maximum of 442 years in prison.
July 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The 267-page report released Thursday on the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State reveals some disturbing details, and shows how a university can be taken over by its football program. In one part of the report, a janitor says he witnessed Sandusky performing oral sex on a young boy in the showers at Penn State, but eventually decided not to report it because "they'll get rid of all of us. " A second janitor also said he witnessed Sandusky and a young boy in the showers, but didn't say anything because reporting the incident "would have been like going against the president of the United States in my opinion.
July 29, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Three former top officials at Penn State, including the president, were in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday as they fought to avoid a trial on charges they covered up a sexual abuse scandal involving an assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. The leadoff witness at the preliminary hearing was Mike McQueary, a former assistant football coach, who at other trials and grand jury investigations has testified that he told the administrators that Sandusky engaged in a sex act in 2001 with a boy the coach brought to a locker room at the university's football training facility.
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