Penn State Update: PSU making progress


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell says Penn State is making steady progress in implementing the requirements outlined by the NCAA following sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Mitchell, the independent athletics integrity monitor, also said in a statement Friday that the university is making progress in implementing recommendations from Louis Freeh following the former FBI director’s internal investigation into the scandal.


The school has said the recommendations were designed to strengthen governance, compliance, and reporting. The NCAA last summer named Mitchell the independent athletics integrity monitor for the university after college sports’ governing body levied strict sanctions. Gov. Tom Corbett has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit seeking to get the penalties overturned. Mitchell has said the litigation has no bearing on his review.


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal judge says the insurance carrier for the children’s charity that Jerry Sandusky founded doesn’t have to cover him for acts of abuse. U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane’s ruling issued Friday says Sandusky wasn’t acting as an employee or executive of The Second Mile when he abused and molested boys.


Kane says Sandusky’s behavior was personal in nature and performed in his individual capacity. She sided with Federal Insurance Co. Sandusky is appealing after being convicted of 45 criminal counts and sentenced to 30 to 60 years. He met victims through The Second Mile. Sandusky’s appellate lawyer Norris Gelman says he’s sticking with his client, but “without money it’s going to be a little tough.” Messages weren’t returned by Sandusky’s civil lawyers or by attorneys for Federal Insurance.


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