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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:50 PM

Penn State: Scandal costs stand at more than $27M

Source: AP

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s bill for legal fees, consultants and other costs associated with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal stands at more than $27.6 million.

An updated figure as of November 2012 was provided this week on a university website. It includes a $13 million price tag for board of trustees communications and the internal investigation into the scandal by former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

Freeh’s findings released last summer were the subject of renewed scrutiny earlier this week after Joe Paterno’s family released an extensive response conducted by its own experts. The late coach’s family said the report was flawed and said Freeh made unfounded accusations that Paterno acted to cover up allegations against Sandusky.

Sandusky, a former assistant football coach under Paterno, is serving a prison term for 45 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 boys. He maintains his innocence.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/02/15/penn_state_scandal_costs_stand_at_more_than_27m/

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Reply Penn State: Scandal costs stand at more than $27M (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #1
cosmicone Feb 2013 #2
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #3
davidpdx Feb 2013 #8
DonViejo Feb 2013 #4
eggplant Feb 2013 #5
modrepub Feb 2013 #6
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:52 PM

1. The human cost of their misconduct cannot be measured in dollars.

Ain't no hell hot enough for those who enabled this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:13 PM

2. Only $27 million?

It should have cost 10 times that considering the coverups.

All TV revenues from football games should have gone to the victims for the next 20 years.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:21 PM

3. That's just investigative costs, damages come later.

The damages will easily top 10X.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:37 PM

8. Yep

Investigation $27 m
NCAA fine $60 m
Big Ten fine $13 m

That brings the total to right about $100 million before all the lawsuits from victims families. Plus there are former employees suing the school.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:33 PM

4. The very first sentence of the AP report...

states where the money went.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

5. waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:04 PM

6. Thon This Weekend

http://www.thon.org

since 1977 this event has raised over $89m for kids with cancer.

Dance With Us!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:43 PM

7. Don't protect rapists among your staff. Problem solved. (nt)

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