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Updated November 6, 2013
Why is it that we often have to pay for others mistakes? If I was a student thinking about attending Penn State, attending Penn State currently or a resident of Pennsylvania I would be furious.
The college has reached 23 signed settlements and three have agreed in principle, for people who were victims of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case at Penn State. Sandusky was convicted of 45 criminal counts of abuse over a period of 15 years. Sandusky was a high profile football coach for a well respected football program-at least until this case broke.
The college has spent $50 million in legal fees, public relations costs and adopting new policies. It was recently announced they will pay out $57.9 million to the sexual abuse victims.
How are they going to pay those costs? Insurance is expected to cover some of the expenses. Otherwise it will be with student tuition (will probably see increases as well), taxpayer funds and....TO READ FULL EDITORIAL PURCHASE A COPY OF THE DCI TODAY!