Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal
Penn State’s trustees may not like the NCAA’s unprecedented sanctions against the university’s football program, but they say the alternative – the so-called “death penalty” – would have been worse.
Many in this leafy, vibrant college town nicknamed “Happy Valley” worry the temporary evisceration of Penn State’s football program might inflict similar damage on a community that, for years, thrived as fans flocked to home games at the massive football stadium and a far-flung alumni base stayed connected by loyalty – and by checkbook.
Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com joins MaD Radio. We talk about the Rockets acquisition of Jeremy Lin. We also get his thoughts on the Penn State child molestation scandal.
Along with the rest of the country, legendary former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden has watched the horror surrounding the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal at Penn State.
A blistering report that claims Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials concealed what they knew about Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children may prove to be an indelible stain on the beloved coach’s 61-year tenure at the school where he preached “success with honor.”
Penn State’s internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case is drawing to a close and the findings are expected within weeks, which would enable the university to confront the next difficult chapter in the scandal well ahead of the new academic year.
Joe Paterno’s family has called on Pennsylvania’s attorney general and former FBI Director Louis Freeh to release all emails and records related to their investigations into the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal, saying a leaker or leakers have used selective emails to “smear” the late coach and university officials.
Penn State’s longest season in memory ended on a low note when the Nittany Lions dropped the Ticket City Bowl 30-14 to UH and were mocked from above by Pedobear, an internet meme used to mock pedophiles.