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Penn State University was rocked to its core this year with the sex abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky.
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McQueary Concludes Testimony, Victim One Wrestling Coach Follows

McQueary Concludes Testimony, Victim One Wrestling Coach Follows | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

McQueary finished his testimony by reiterating that he did not in fact see enough to tell what exactly was occuring, but he was sure that it was sexual and inappropriate. He also said that he wants to continue to be a football coach at Penn State, and deserves to do so.

 

The former wrestling coach of Victim 1 also testified and confirmed the previously told story about him walking in on Sandusky on top of the boy "practicing wrestling moves." He didn't think anything of this beacuse, like most other adults at the time, he thought that Jerry Sandusky was "a saint."

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An example of a lack of ethics. The Penn State organization did not follow their own set of Ethics.  

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Sandusky Trial: Day Two [Live Blog]

Sandusky Trial: Day Two [Live Blog] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Follow along with our live coverage of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Gerald A. Sandusky from Bellefonte.

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Victim 1 Finishes Cross-Examination, Three Other Witnesses Testify

Victim 1 Finishes Cross-Examination, Three Other Witnesses Testify | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

In the second half of his questioning, Victim 1 became frustrated with the repetitive nature of Amendola's questions regarding a few different stories the boy told to different people. Victim 1 reiterated that it was difficult to talk about what happened to him, especially to a room full of strangers.

Three other witnesses also confirmed the relationship between Victim 1 and Sandusky.

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Reports: Schultz Kept "Secret File" on Sandusky

Reports: Schultz Kept "Secret File" on Sandusky | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

KDKA-TV out of Pittsburgh is reporting that Gary Schultz, former Penn State Vice President of Finance and Business, kept a “secret file with allegations regarding Sandusky and child abuse.” This report comes from new documents obtained by the Attorney General.

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Victim 4 Cross-Examined [Graphic Language]

Victim 4 Cross-Examined [Graphic Language] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

In the cross examination, Victim 4 shared that he feels responsible for the other cases of abuse.

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"Victim 4" Testifies on Day One of Sandusky Trial

"Victim 4" Testifies on Day One of Sandusky Trial | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

"Victim 4" was called to the stand as a witness this morning. He [graphically] described all of the accusations against Sandusky to the jury.

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Morning Update: Jerry Sandusky Trial Opening Arguments

Morning Update: Jerry Sandusky Trial Opening Arguments | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Here's the opening statement from the prosecution.

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Jerry Sandusky Trial Reference Guide

Jerry Sandusky Trial Reference Guide | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Thanks to Onward State, here's a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know while beginning to follow the trial of Jerry Sandusky.

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Jerry Sandusky Allegedly Wrote Love Letters to Victim

Jerry Sandusky Allegedly Wrote Love Letters to Victim | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

There is talk of new evidence coming out against Jerry Sandusky, including "creepy" love letters from Sandusky to Victim 4 that will apparently be read when the trial begins on Monday.

 

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Jury Won't Be Sequestered; Sue and Jay Paterno Listed as Possible Witnesses

Jury Won't Be Sequestered; Sue and Jay Paterno Listed as Possible Witnesses | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

“The people selected to be jurors in this case literally hold justice in their hands”

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Sandusky’s Attorney Asks for Charges to be Dropped

Sandusky’s Attorney Asks for Charges to be Dropped | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it
Joe Amendola filed a motion in court on Thursday for all charges against Jerry Sandusky to be dropped.
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Joe Paterno’s first interview since the Penn State-Sandusky scandal

Joe Paterno’s first interview since the Penn State-Sandusky scandal | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Joe Paterno makes his first extensive comments on the Penn State abuse scandal and its fallout in an exclusive interview with The Post's Sally Jenkins.


Lots of emotion in this article. I can now say that my faith has been restored Joe Paterno and the type of person that he is. His intentions are genuine, and his heart is overflowing with generosity. This interview probably will stir up lots of contraversy, I am positive that everyone will take it and twist it to fit their own beliefs. 


What I can get it out of it is that Joe Paterno put faith in someone else to do the right thing, and that person didn't pull through. Despite that, Paterno continues to support the university that he has dedicated (almost) his entire life to improving, even in the recent weeks with his annual donation to Penn State. I believe that his words are genuine, and I only hope that things fall back into place before this horrible situation becomes the defining part of the last moments of Paterno's life, which may be soon approaching.


An absolute must read.

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Joe and Sue Paterno gave $100,000 to Penn State in December

Joe and Sue Paterno gave $100,000 to Penn State in December | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

The gifts were split between the Paterno Library and the Paterno Fellows program, each receiving $50,000.

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Mike McQueary Testifies on Day Two

Mike McQueary Testifies on Day Two | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Upon being called to the stand as a witness a few days before expected, Mike McQueary testified this afternoon. He told the familiar story of what he saw in the Lasch football building shower in 2001. In the cross examination, Karl Rominger asked questions with the goal of discrediting McQueary's story by pointing out inconsistencies.

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Jerry Sandusky trial: I wish I’d paid more attention to one young man’s pain

Jerry Sandusky trial: I wish I’d paid more attention to one young man’s pain | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

An emotional piece by former PSU linebacker LaVar Arrington.

He recalls interacting with "Victim 4" and noticing that something in his life was wrong. Arrington chalked it up to the fact that he probably had a rough home life, an assumption made based upon the boy's involvement in the Second Mile program. 

Now, Arrington wishes that he could have noticed what was really going on.

 

"I hate everything that has happened, and now I must admit I feel even worse, knowing what allegedly was happening so close to me, and that I was unaware."

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Victim #1 Testifies on Day Two of Trial [Graphic Content]

Victim #1 Testifies on Day Two of Trial [Graphic Content] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

A heartbreaking testimony by Victim 1 was filled with many moments of tears and emotions. Victim 1 said that when he tried to talk to his guidance counselor about the abuse, he was told that Sandusky "wouldn't do anything like that." 

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Victim 4 Completes Testimony, Second Mile Program Director Testifies

Victim 4 Completes Testimony, Second Mile Program Director Testifies | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Victim 4 completed his testimony on day one of the Sandusky case, following a cross-examination by Joe Amendola.

Mark McCann, Associate VP of Programming for the Second Mile, also began his testimony.

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Jerry Sandusky Trial: Day One [Live Coverage]

Jerry Sandusky Trial: Day One [Live Coverage] | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Follow the Onward State live blog for all you need to know re: the Jerry Sandusky trial.

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Day One: Joe Amendola Delivers Opening Statement

Day One: Joe Amendola Delivers Opening Statement | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

In his opening statement, Joe Amendola describes representing Jerry Sandusky as "climbing Mount Everest."

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New Evidence Could Put Spanier in Hot Water

New Evidence Could Put Spanier in Hot Water | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

According to an NBC News report, new evidence has surfaced that could be bad news for Graham Spanier.

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Jury Set: Trial to Begin Monday Morning

Jury Set: Trial to Begin Monday Morning | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Two days later, the jury for the Jerry Sandusky trial is set. Comprised of 12 jurors and 4 alternate jurors, this jury seems to boast a lot of personal ties to Penn State. Frankly, though, there is no way that there would be a jury on this case that was completely unrelated to anything that had to do with the situation.

 

At least we know that Juror #10 has light brown hair.

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Nine Jurors Selected Today In Sandusky Case

Nine Jurors Selected Today In Sandusky Case | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Nine jurors were selected today in the case of Jerry Sandusky. They provided background information for the media.

 

So virtually every selected juror has some tie to Penn State...hm. 

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Bringing You Up to Speed on the Sandusky Case

Bringing You Up to Speed on the Sandusky Case | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

Much has happened over the past few weeks leading up to the beginning of the Sandusky trial today.

via OnwardState.com

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Penn State Board Recalls Decision to Fire Paterno

Penn State Board Recalls Decision to Fire Paterno | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

A group of 13 trustees described the events during the week that led to the firings of Joe Paterno and the university president Graham B. Spanier amid a sexual abuse scandal.

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Jay Paterno Out at Penn State at 17 Years

Jay Paterno Out at Penn State at 17 Years | Scandal at Penn State | Scoop.it

The last of the Paternos have been removed from the Penn State football coaching staff.

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