Category: Jerry Sandusky

Jay Paterno: “This is Not About Defending My Father, This is About Defending the Truth”

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The family of Joe Paterno issued a report this weekend essentially critiquing the Freeh report which came down in the aftermath of the situation revolving Jerry Sandusky. The Paterno family continues to argue that the Freeh report was a rush to judgment, and says their study was not about defending ...

Franco Harris Hopes to Set Record Straight on Penn State One Year Later

Monday, January 28th, 2013

One year later, the Penn State scandal continues to be a polarizing topic. Oddly enough, former Penn State and NFL great Franco Harris is doing his best to keep the story in the news. Harris continues to hold town hall meetings where he and his group lead efforts to get ...

Joe Posnanski on his Joe Paterno Biography: “The book is as fair as I can make it. That was my focus.”

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Late in 2010 Joe Posnanski finally got the approval of Joe Paterno to write a biography of the legendary head coach. The former senior writer at Sports Illustrated had no idea that he would be walking into one of the biggest sports scandals of our time when the news of ...

Penn State Coach Bill O’Brien Does Everything He Can To Look Ahead to the Future

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Bill O'Brien doesn't have much of a choice but to look forward. And if you thought he was going to look back and reflect on everything that has gone down at Penn State, you are kidding yourselves. And so it's not a surprise that in the following interview, he mostly shies ...

Jeff Hartings Disagrees with Penn State Sanctions For Interesting Reasons

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The fallout continues from Monday's big news regarding the unprecedented sanctions handed down by Mark Emmert and the NCAA to the Penn State football program. You know the details by now -- scholarship losses, vacated wins, no postseason play for the next four years, and one massive fine. After the ...

Adam Taliaferro on NCAA Punishment For Penn State: “It’s hard to deal with. It’s going to take some time for everybody to heal.”

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The NCAA has handed down its punishment to Penn State. The penalties include a four-year postseason ban, an annual reduction of 10 scholarships over a four-year period, five years of probation, a $60 million fine and the vacating of all wins dating back to 1998. The vacation of all wins ...

Former Penn State Player Michael Robinson Disagrees With the Rush to Judgment

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The scandal at Penn State was already one of the most polarizing topics in sports that I've seen in my lifetime. The punishments handed out by the NCAA on Monday created even more buzz around water coolers nationwide, as discussions of whether Penn State was hit too hard or not ...

Nittanyville President Troy Weller: “I am not ashamed to wear my Penn State clothes out in public.”

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The fallout continues at State College, Pennsylvania. Given the uproar since the Jerry Sandusky verdict and the recent findings in the Freeh Report, the Penn State student organization that oversees the tent village set up outside Gate A at Beaver Stadium before every home game has decided to make a tough ...

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell: Paterno Statue Should Come Down, Penn State Should Give Up All Football Profits

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

One of Pennsylvania's former governors does not believe the NCAA should give Penn State the death penalty, but he's not encouraging a slap on the wrist, either. Ed Rendell weighed in on the ongoing saga surrounding Jerry Sandusky, and said that the program shouldn't get the death penalty because the ...

Sally Jenkins on Joe Paterno: “He simply lied. I am as unhappy to have to write that as anyone.”

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Sally Jenkins will forever be remembered as the last writer to interview Joe Paterno before his death last January. She was the first writer to get an exclusive sit down interview with the man who was being accused of failing to protect against a child sexual predator in Jerry Sandusky. ...