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Penn State says tentative settlements reached with Sandusky victims

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Penn State may or may not be planning on meeting with the NCAA in an attempt to reduce the sanctions levied against the program, but the university is definitely moving forward with another, and far more important, aspect of the Jerry Sandusky fallout.

PSU trustees told the Associated Press that tentative agreements with Sandusky’s victims have been reached. The amounts of the settlements weren’t disclosed, but those could be revealed in the coming weeks when the agreements are expected to become final.

“As we have previously said, the university intends to deal with these individuals in a fair and expeditious manner, with due regard to their privacy,” PSU president Rodney Erickson said in a statement

Sandusky, a longtime defensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions, was convicted a year ago of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He is currently serving a 30-60 year sentence.

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17 Responses to “Penn State says tentative settlements reached with Sandusky victims”
  1. southernpatriots says: Jul 13, 2013 5:27 PM

    This is good news. Penn State has truly worked behind the scenes protecting the privacy of all the “victims” of Sandusky and I applaud them for this.

    My family and I know some of these men who are now receiving therapy and help for the first time in their lives with the violations they experienced. I hope these men will be able to live as normal of lives as possible.

    I wish the Penn State alums, students and fans the very best for their great efforts and success at raising money for victims of sexual abuse and for children. All the best to you.

  2. mauldawg says: Jul 13, 2013 5:30 PM

    Deal with them in a fair and expeditious manner. That just so nice of them. If they would have dealt with Sandusky and Papa Joe in a fair and expeditious manner this would not have gone on for years. I still belive that PSU should have gotten the death penalty. The school still thinks they did the right thing.

  3. amosalanzostagg says: Jul 13, 2013 6:42 PM

    Penn State is moving on from the entire fiasco. The school and the BoT did the right thing in accepting the Freeh Report and the NCAA sanctions.

    With O’Brien developing a game plan to have the University appeal the sanctions, a contrite and humble presentation by Penn State to the NCAA could get the sanctions reduced.

    Just keep the Paternos away from the microphones and their suit goes away should Penn State appeal the sanctions. JoePa is dead, his record is gone and no amount of
    whitewashing is going to change what happened.

    I only hope Spainer, Curley and Schultz have their day in court.

  4. rcbn says: Jul 13, 2013 6:45 PM

    I now think I understand better your moniker mauldawg! You sound like you been rode hard and put up wet and not happy about it. Settlements are the only way these matters can be finalized. I understand you would prefer to “lynch” Sandusky and Joe Pa but it was never going to happen. Feel good that restitution is being made in the only way it can in America and that is with money. The gentlemen above said they were receiving treatment. Quit scratching the healing wound mauldawg! You may wish to seek some treatment yourself……

  5. sanctusreal says: Jul 13, 2013 7:26 PM

    The whole situation is so sad and disturbing to say the least. Anybody who would do something like that needs help themselves. I certainly hope and pray that all the victims will fully recover from such a horrible situation. And that Justice is ruled on anybody who was involved, or who covered it up.

  6. huskerzfan says: Jul 13, 2013 7:36 PM

    @ southernpatriots:

    My family and I know some of these men who are now receiving therapy and help for the first time in their lives with the violations they experienced. I hope these men will be able to live as normal of lives as possible.
    __________________________________

    No.

    You don’t know a single soul that was put in harms way via Jerry Sandusky, and quit trying to pretend that you did.

  7. alligatorsnapper says: Jul 13, 2013 8:25 PM

    I know the physician and his wife of southernpatriots, as well as his son and daughter, and a couple of grandchildren, a nephew and 2 nieces through my work with them over the years. Both doc and his wife have been involved in counseling children who have been abused for many years and have contacts in this area throughout the country.

    southernpatriots open their home as a retreat to adults who suffered abuse as children. That includes some from the Sandusky abuse.

    What are you huskerzfan, except a lying POS?

  8. cometkazie says: Jul 13, 2013 9:22 PM

    Good to see my friends posting again.

    You know who you are.

  9. natetank76 says: Jul 13, 2013 9:23 PM

    I wonder what the agreement is? I hope it’s not a fruit basket and a picture of Jerry. It is shameful that Penn State and the Paterno family are lobbying so hard to minimize the penalties and sanctions, this has been a debacle at every step from the lack of effort in reporting or withholding of information to Protect Paterno and “the brand” through Sandusky resigning amidst reports of abuse and maintaining an office on campus, to the reaction of the college to NCAA sanctions- I am ashamed of the university, it’s leadership, and lack of moral conviction to shut up take the penalty make it right with the victims and attempt to rebuild credibility. Instead the focus was on damage control of the football team and the money lost. Paterno and Mcquery could have been a heroes and protected children but instead acted cowardly in an act of self preservation.

  10. thegamecocker says: Jul 14, 2013 9:35 AM

    @southernpatriots

    Hang tough my friend. No need to respond to huskerzfan because he is uninformed and bias. Thank you for doing what you do.

    The Gamecocker

  11. amosalanzostagg says: Jul 14, 2013 10:24 AM

    Well said alligator snapper.

    We need more people like southernpatriots.

  12. cometkazie says: Jul 14, 2013 11:26 AM

    Same here, GC and AAS.

    My sentiments, too.

  13. tigersgeaux says: Jul 14, 2013 11:36 AM

    I am glad the victims of Sandusky are going to receive some money.

    huskerzfan: Are you a teenager, or just an idiot?

    I have known the southernpatriots family for about 10 years now and worked with them in starting the Neighborhood Watch program in a town near them (and I hope to be able to help them start a NEW Neighborhood Watch in a nearby city with them this fall).

    Several occasions when I was picking up signs and brochures and delivering lists of names I had collected I could not go to their home because they were hosting men who had suffered sexual abuse when they were boys. One time there were some men at their home who were assaulted by the predator Sandusky. I met a family member at a nearby restaurant to protect the privacy of the men.

    I come to CFT to learn things I did not know about college football and especially my team, the LSU Tigers and those teams they play.

  14. ninerfan81 says: Jul 15, 2013 10:27 AM

    husker fan = POS

  15. parkcityute says: Jul 15, 2013 11:28 AM

    I should’ve thought a fellow ninerfan would give a succinct definitive post.

    Please excuse me ninerfan81, I will copy you.

    Remember,
    “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”

    husker fan = POS

  16. micklethepickle says: Jul 16, 2013 3:47 PM

    Let’s hope your Neighborhood Watch programs are a little more ‘watchful’ and a lot less ‘murderous’ than Zimmerman’s. Never understood neighborhood watch, myself – always seemed like the members spent more time harassing people in the community they didn’t like (like me and my friends smoking cigarettes and playing basketball) than with the actual crimes taking place (there were several wife-beaters in the neighborhood everyone knew about).

  17. tigersgeaux says: Jul 16, 2013 4:10 PM

    @micklethepickle

    Thanks for your concern. Sorry for your experiences. I don’t know of any wife beaters or husband beaters at this time, but I will inquire.

    Basketball is the game of choice for that neighborhood. We were able to purchase and have the men install two new goals and chain nets about a year ago, with flood lights.

    So far, this Neighborhood Watch program has been responsible for preventing:

    3 car jackings; identifying, leading to the arrest of 2 home burglars; shut down and arrest of a crack den on the edge of the town; and the prevention of a child abduction. The prevention of the child abduction was worth all our meetings, training, and signs. Also involved in personal protection and safety training which was credited in saving two elderly from serious harm or worse.

    This information was provided for me earlier today by the Captain of the town police department and liason with our Neighborhood Watch. He will be speaking on those accomplishments by the NW in our next meeting in August.

    We also provide free school supplies for children in need, and transportation for adults receiving retraining for jobs. We are presently working to establish a food bank, and possibly a soup kitchen in connection with some non-profits to provide temporary help for those in need.

    Thanks again for your interest.

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