In 2013, a lawsuit was filed against USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for U.S. gymnastics that is responsible for selecting teams for the Olympics and World Championships. The lawsuit accused the organization of neglecting to adequately report the abuse allegations coming from its gyms, leading to the…
Penn State president Eric Barron responded to revelations that Joe Paterno may have known about Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children as early as 1971 and that as many as six of Paterno’s assistants personally witnessed Sandusky molesting children with an angry open letter declaring that the stories “should be difficult…
As many as six Joe Paterno assistants personally witnessed Jerry Sandusky abusing children, NBC News revealed today. That report comes on the heels of testimony given in Penn State’s lawsuit against its insurer revealed this week, alleging Paterno knew of Sandusky molesting children as early as 1976.
ESPN joined Sports Illustrated in the quest to redeem Adrian Peterson for beating his child today on NFL Countdown, with reporter Josina Anderson allowing the Vikings tailback the opportunity to whitewash the incident that found him indicted on felony child abuse charges without once challenging his answers; later, as…
Adrian Peterson doesn’t want redemption for whipping his child with a tree branch, but Sports Illustrated is delivering it to him anyway. Greg Bishop’s profile of the running back, published Tuesday, doesn’t hand out the redemption directly—it can’t, because Peterson is fine with what he did to his child— so instead…
Former NHLer Patrick O’Sullivan writes unflinchingly about the horrific abuse he suffered as a child, and what you—“the people in the parking lot”—can do to save the next kid.
ESPN personality Tony Kornheiser defended admitted child molester Josh Duggar on his radio show, questioning whether the reality star and former executive director of the powerful Family Research Council should be “driven from his job” for sexually abusing at least five children while he was a teenager.
For those outside of State College, Pennsylvania who do not treat Penn State football as a religion, it is forgivable if the news that the NCAA agreed to restore 111 Joe Paterno victories to the record books was lost amongst — well — real news.
In August, Dwight Howard's ex-girlfriend went to children's services in Orlando to claim that Howard had used a belt to punish their six-year-old son. Yesterday, it emerged reported that Howard had been cleared after an investigation, but documents obtained today by TMZ indicate that the doctor who examined the boy…
Adrian Peterson has already been indicted on charges he beat one of his children, and a new report from KHOU alleges that he beat another. KHOU reports the mother of a different four-year-old son of Peterson's filed a report with Child Protective Services because of a beating the Vikings running back gave the child.
Vikings GM Rick Spielman was trotted out in front of the media today to explain why the Minnesota Vikings decided to reinstate Adrian Peterson despite the fact that he has been indicted on child injury charges in a case where none of the facts are in dispute.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has released a statement regarding his recent indictment on child injury charges. As apologies go, it is not entirely convincing.
Peterson arrived at the jail and was let in through a side entrance. Authorities released his mug shot a short time later. His bond amount was set at $15,000, according to the sheriff's office.
That's the story out of Perkins, Okla., which is about 15 minutes south of Stillwater, where Oklahoma State is located. Cops there have arrested 42-year-old Gannon Mendez and charged him with one count of child abuse. KFOR has the details:
Soon after Jerry Sandusky's arrest last November, the focus turned toward the insular overlap of several powerful Pennsylvania institutions: Penn State, The Second Mile (Sandusky's charity), and governor Tom Corbett, who had launched the Sandusky investigation during his previous tenure as state attorney general.
How did Calvin Borel—who has a chance to become the first jockey to win the three Triple Crown races on two different horses—get so good at his job? Because dangerously illegal backwater death tracks made him that way.