Pennsylvania State University has selected Eric J. Barron, the leader of Florida State University, as its next president, more than two years after a child sexual- abuse scandal linked to the football team rocked the school.
Pennsylvania State University’s athletic director and a former school vice president were ordered to stand trial on charges of lying about a 2002 sex- abuse allegation against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Ex-Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary testified that late former head coach Joe Paterno criticized the school’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, including McQueary’s eye- witness account of a 2001 assault.
Mike McQueary’s initial account of an alleged attack by Jerry Sandusky on a boy in the showers at Penn State University’s athletic department nine years ago differed from what he told a grand jury, the Patriot-News said.
On Sept. 11 I watched as so many good people put their lives in peril to save others, and I wondered whether I would have had the courage to do the same. I doubt it. But there were no burning towers at Penn State. Doing the right thing to protect a small boy would have taken very little.
Joe Paterno sat in his kitchen one morning in March 2002 as a graduate assistant described a locker-room shower encounter he saw between a boy and a longtime friend and colleague of Penn State University’s football coach. Paterno slumped in his chair, “shocked and saddened,” according to court testimony.
Pennsylvania State University asked a court to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Mike McQueary, the former assistant football coach who claims he was fired for cooperating in the sex-abuse investigation of Jerry Sandusky.