according to a report by the Wall Street Journal the board of trustees at Penn State have authorized payments for about two dozen men that would come to around $60 million. This agreement would involve 25 out of 30 men who accused former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse during his time with the Penn State football program. When the school announced on Friday that it had reached tentative settlements with the victim they did not specify the amount they would pay or the number of people involved. They will likely not make an official statement until all the deals have been finalized. The school has made it obvious that they want to resolve this incident to the best of their abilities.
The scandal of Jerry Sandusky’s years of abusing victims rocked the nation when the news broke and lead to huge problems for Penn State. Sandusky is currently serving out a 30-60 year prison term after being convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse in 2012. Criminal charges were also brought against many high ranking officials within the school. the biggest blow may have been the dismissal of Joe Paterno and the removal of 111 wins from his record.The NCAA has also given the school harsh sanctions included a four year bowl ban, four years of reduced scholarships and a $60 million fine. Penn State will likely ask that some of the sanctions be reduced.
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