Penn State Scandal

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has waived his preliminary hearing, a decision that moves him toward a trial on charges of child sex abuse. At least some of his 10 accusers had been expected to testify at the hearing. The move was announced as the hearing began Tuesday. […]

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested on new sex abuse charges brought by two new accusers. Authorities say Sandusky was arrested and arraigned Wednesday. The charges were brought after the new accusers were questioned by a grand jury. Both alleged victims were part of Sandusky’s Second Mile charity. […]

When I was in elementary school, there was someone within the administration that randomly asked me to sit on his lap one day.  It was an awkward moment, an uncomfortable moment and one that later defined how I raise my own son.  Luckily, I was taught to recognize the signs of a pedophile, but I […]

In an exclusive video interview with the New York Times,  former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky denied allegations that he sexually abused dozens of boys over the last few decades, using his charity The Second Mile as a kind of “farm team” to pick his victims: “They’ve taken everything that I ever did […]

In this week’s Newsweek, producer/director Tyler Perry has penned an open letter to one of the alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky in the scandal that has rocked Penn State University and the entire country: SEE ALSO: The Sex Addiction Epidemic I don’t know your name, but I know your face. I don’t know your journey, […]

PENNSYLVANIA — A half-century in the making, Joe Paterno’s impeccable reputation was shattered in a matter of days. He’s out of a job, and his name has been scraped off the Big Ten title trophy. He’s been taken to task by everyone from the president of the United States to his good friend, Bobby Bowden. […]

Like the rest of America, I found myself getting sick after reading about the sex abuse scandal at Penn State University.  The detailed reports are nothing less than mortifying, and I am among those who believe that this university should pay tens of millions to the victims and their families in order to make things […]

MSNBC pundit Goldie Taylor opened up and told her own story of sexual abuse on Twitter after the Penn State molestation scandal broke. Taylor said she felt ashamed that she never had the courage to speak up earlier. See Also: Bradley Cooper Named Sexiest Man In The World See Also: Black Travel: Visit Martha’s Vineyard Speaking to […]

As news unravels around the grand jury report revealing charges against former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky for raping and sexually molesting underage boys, some former black Penn State students are now painfully reliving a scandal that occurred at their university ten years ago. In 2000, the year a janitor witnessed a boy […]

While the current scandal at Penn State University revolving around child molestation shocks the country, many are now remembering a case that occurred with a member of another historic sports organization, the Boston Red Sox. Donald Fitzpatrick, a former clubhouse manager for the Sox for 20 years, abused a dozen Black boys in their spring […]

Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coach for Penn State, has been charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse against children over the course of several years. STORY: In His Own Words: Jerry Sandusky Speaks! Now comes word that Joe Amendola, 63, the lawyer assigned to defend Sandusky, reportedly impregnated a teenage girl more than a decade […]

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Over the past 30 years, politicians, sports stars and community leaders heaped praise on Jerry Sandusky and the charity he founded for troubled youngsters, The Second Mile. It was a model program, and the acclaimed football coach was its driving force.