Three top former leaders at Penn State University are ordered to go to trial, accused of failing to act in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. A judge in Harrisburg calls it a tragic day for Penn State.
Penn State’s former president and two ex-administrators are in court on charges accusing them of failing to tell police about a sexual abuse allegation involving Jerry Sandusky and then trying to cover it up.
Former Penn State President Graham B. Spanier was charged Thursday with hushing up child molestation allegations against Jerry Sandusky, making him the third school official charged in the alleged cover-up.
Former head football coach Joe Paterno may not just be out of a job, he could be losing an honor. Two Pennsylvania senators have rescinded their support for Paterno to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And there’s now a link to a local sports figure.
Students and alumni on the York campus tell WJZ they hope that Penn State will be able to recover from this– what many are calling the biggest tragedy in college sports history.
Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.