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A lawsuit planned by the family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno, former players and others connected to the school seeks to overturn the NCAA's swift and strict sanctions against the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno _ along with several university trustees, former players and others connected to the school _ plan to sue the NCAA over the landmark sanctions against the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Jerry Sandusky emerged from prison to attend a hearing 200 miles away at which his lawyers argued Thursday he deserves a new trial on child molestation charges because the defense attorneys didn't have enough time to prepare for the first one.
Jerry Sandusky became a state prison inmate Tuesday with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since he was convicted in June of child molestation.
Nearly two decades before Matt Sandusky's blockbuster allegation that he was sexually abused by his adoptive father, his biological mother raised questions about their relationship.
The depiction of Jerry Sandusky on a well-known mural across the street from the Penn State campus has been replaced by an image of a poet and activist draped with a blue ribbon — a symbol for awareness of child sexual abuse.
Three more accusers took the stand at Jerry Sandusky's sex-abuse trial Thursday, one of whom said the former Penn State assistant football coach called himself the "tickle monster" before embracing him in a shower and another who said he was forced into sex acts during more than 100 nights he spent in the ex-coach's home.
Picking 12 people to decide Jerry Sandusky's fate in the child-molestation case that brought down legendary coach Joe Paterno and scandalized Penn State could prove a monumental task in a county where practically everyone went to the university, or works there, or knows someone there or is a fan of the football team.
The judge in Jerry Sandusky's child-sex-abuse trial ruled Monday that the former Penn State assistant coach's jury will be composed of residents of State College and the surrounding area and that he has permission to visit with most of his grandchildren.