Penn State Scandal

Blaine Efaw & Kyler Beller

What Happened?

This scandal involves former Penn State Defensive Coordinator, Jerry Sandusky. On November 4, 2011, a grand jury report was released including the testimony that Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young boys over a period of at least 15 years.

Who is Jerry Sandusky?

Jerry Sandusky, 71, was a retired assistant football coach at Penn State for 32 years. 23 of those years he was the DC. Sandusky has 6 adopted children, as well as several adopted children.

Ironically, the Second Mile...

The "Second Mile" began as a foster home for troubled boys. After awhile, it grew into a non-profit organization that "helps young people to achieve their potential as individuals".


There are not really "sides" to this story. From 1994-1997, Sandusky engaged inappropriate conduct with different boys he met through the "Second Mile" program. In 1998, Sandusky admitted he showered with boys and said he would never do it again. Sandusky retired from Penn State in 1999. In 2000, janitors admitted they saw Sandusky abusing boys in the shower. In November 2011, Sandusky is arraigned on 40 criminal counts, and is released on $100,000 bail. Hours after HC Joe Paterno announces his retirement for the end of 2011, he is fired. In July of 2012, NCAA fines Penn State $60 million, bans team from the postseason for 4 years, and the school must vacate all wins from 1998-2011. They also lose 20 football scholarships every year for 4 years. In October 2012, Sandusky is sentenced for 30 to 60 years (life) in prison. In 2014, Penn State is allowed to go to the postseason. In 2015, the NCAA restored 111 of Joe Paterno's wins to Penn State; Penn State commits to $60 million to the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.


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