Penn State announced on its website this afternoon that it reached settlement agreements with 26 of Jerry Sandusky's victims to the tune of $59.7 million. That dollar amount more or less matches the $60 million figure that had been reported over the summer by the Philadelphia-based Legal Intelligencer.
Penn State has settled claims with 19 victims who say they've been abused by Jerry Sandusky, according to lawyers for those victims. [AP]
Jerry Sandusky appeal denied: In a unanimous decision, a Pennsylvania appeals court rejected the former Penn State defensive coordinator's request for a new trial. [AP]
Among the alluring storylines just after Jerry Sandusky's November 2011 arrest was the mystery surrounding Ray Gricar, the former Centre County (Pa.) district attorney who went missing in 2005. The case had long gone cold, and Gricar was declared legally dead six years later. But get this: the Altoona Mirror says…
Had he lived, would Joe Paterno have been charged with a crime for allegedly covering for Jerry Sandusky's serial sex crimes against children? One of the prosecutors who worked to convict Sandusky last summer said the answer is no.
One of Jerry Sandusky's victims was convicted this week of robbing a woman last summer. He's been sentenced to 15 months to five years in state prison. He reportedly is getting a settlement from Penn State. [Lancaster Online]
The preliminary hearing in Harrisburg, Pa., just wrapped up, and all charges against the three former Penn State administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky have been held over for trial. No trial date has been set. [@OnwardState]
The preliminary hearing for the three Penn State administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky began this morning in Harrisburg, Pa. Mike McQueary, the former PSU assistant coach who saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in a football building shower in 2001, was the first witness. During his testimony, which…
Penn State's board of trustees voted Friday to approve settlement offers to some of the victims of Jerry Sandusky's child-sex abuse. At the time, no figures were made public. But the Legal Intelligencer, a law newspaper based in Philly, is citing sources who say the offers are "in the close proximity of" $60 million.
Quietly, Penn State's board of trustees say they don't endorse the conclusions of the Freeh report, which they commissioned. [USA Today]
John Ziegler, the Joe Paterno apologist whom even people related to Joe Paterno want nothing to do with, recently published a book that defends Joe Paterno's role in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. And by "recently published a book" I mean Ziegler posted some 80,000 words on his website last week, slapped a…
Though delayed by overtime hockey, Costas Tonight eventually devoted a whole hour last night to a re-examination of the Freeh report. Bob Costas said at the outset—and at the end of the program—that he had invited Louis Freeh and NCAA president Mark Emmert to participate in the discussion. They declined. Which meant…
The judge who let Penn State's lawyer into the grand jury room says whether that decision should spoil the criminal case against the three university administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky is not his call. Also, the trials for those three administrators probably won't take place until next year.