Penn State Child Sexual Abuse Scandal

Joe Paterno. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Legal Experts: Paterno Could Have Faced Child Endangerment, Perjury, Conspiracy Charges

If he were alive today, Joe Paterno — the coach who stood for so long for character and integrity both on and off the football field — could be looking at charges such as child endangerment, perjury and conspiracy.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

A general view of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions tall flag squad. (Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport)

BTN To Host ‘Special Report’ A Day After Claiming Not To Be A News Organization

A day after not covering the findings of the Freeh Report, BTN announced they will air a Penn State Special Report at 8 p.m. CT Friday.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

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Child Abuse Expert: ‘I Wish I Had Been Wrong’

With Thursday’s release of the Freeh Report on the Penn State child rape scandal there is closure for a number of people.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

As Penn State students rioted the night Joe Paterno was fired, the Big Ten Network was airing a replay of a football game. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Hoge: Explaining The Big Ten Network’s (Lack Of) Penn State Coverage

If you turned on the Big Ten Network Thursday morning to watch the Freeh Report press conference then you were probably surprised when a replay of the Ohio State-Purdue football game popped up on your television.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Phil Knight. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nike Taking Paterno’s Name Off Child Care Center

The president of Nike Inc. says he has decided to change the name of the Joe Paterno Child Development Center, a child care facility at the company’s headquarters.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Joe Paterno is surrounded by reporters. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Paterno Family Responds: People ‘Underestimated Or Misinterpreted Events’

The Paterno family released the following statement Thursday in response to the Freeh Report.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Joe Paterno. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Freeh Report: Paterno, Others ‘Concealed Critical Facts’

Joe Paterno and other senior officials “concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal concluded.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Joe Paterno. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Read: Freeh Report On Penn State

Download and read Former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s report on how Penn State handled allegations of child sex abuse against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Joe Paterno directs play of quarterback Matt McGloin. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Read: Joe Paterno’s Supposed Letter To Former Players

Joe Paterno’s family has confirmed that the Penn State football coach dictated in December what was meant to be an opinion letter that was shown to a couple of former players.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

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NCAA: Penn State Will Have To Answer Questions

The NCAA says that it will decide on whether to take action at the “appropriate time” in connection with its inquiry into Penn State and the child sexual abuse scandal that led to the ouster of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Joe Paterno after Penn State lost to USC in the 2009 Rose Bowl. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Freeh Report To Be Released Thursday

An internal investigation into whether football coach Joe Paterno and other Penn State officials helped cover up reports that Jerry Sandusky was molesting children in the school’s locker rooms will be released Thursday.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

A general view of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions tall flag squad. (Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport)

Penn St. Donations 2nd Highest In School History

Penn State received more than $208 million in donations for the fiscal year that just ended, the second-highest total in university history despite the upheaval after the arrest of Jerry Sandusky on child sex abuse charges.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Joe Paterno. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Report: 2007 Paterno E-Mail Shows Influence On Disciplinary Issues

Despite past claims from the late Joe Paterno that he did not use e-mail — and more recent claims by his family and representatives that he did not use e-mail –The Chronicle of Higher Education has found evidence to the contrary.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Joe Paterno looks on during his final practice at Penn State before being fired last November. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Penn State Football Recruits Using Scandal As ‘Motivation’

This seems hard to believe, but the child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State is apparently giving Nittany Lions football recruits “motivation”.

670 The Score–07/05/2012

Jerry Sandusky.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Child Abuse Expert: How Many More Sandusky Victims Are There?

Latest national data on sexual abuse of children shows that 1-in-4 girls and 1-in-10 boys report abuse.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Tape: Sandusky’s Adopted Son Talks Of Sex Abuse

Matt Sandusky told investigators he was abused after meeting his foster father through The Second Mile charity and a decade before Jerry Sandusky adopted him.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Report: Sandusky’s Adopted Son Was Ready To Testify Against Him

The report says the prosecution warned the defense that they would call Matt Sandusky to the stand as a rebuttal witness if the defense called Jerry Sandusky to testify.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Report: Sandusky Expected To Take Stand As Witness

Since the trial began last week, it has been unclear whether or not the defense would call Sandusky to the stand to defend himself because the cross-examination from the prosecutors could be costly.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

Joe Amendola and Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Alleged Victims’ Photos, Graphic Details Revealed As Sandusky Trial Starts

Jerry Sandusky’s trial in the Penn State scandal opened in graphic fashion Monday with the first witness testifying that the retired coach molested him in the locker-room showers and in hotels while trying to ensure his silence with gifts and trips to bowl games.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

‘Major New Evidence’ Could Lead To Charges Against Spanier

As opening statements in the Jerry Sandusky trail got underway Monday morning, a new report surfaced that could lead to charges against former Penn State President Graham Spanier.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012