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November 7th, 2011
10:27 AM ET

Penn State rocked by football sex scandal

Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who served 23 years as defensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions, has been charged with sexually abusing eight boys.  

Sandusky allegedly engaged in fondling, oral sex and anal sex with young boys over a period of more than 10 years, according to an investigative grand jury's summary of testimony. Penn State Athletic Director Timothy Curley and Gary Schultz, the university's senior vice president for finance and business, have resigned from the university after being accused of lying to the grand jury in a cover up.

Carol Costello speaks with New York Times contributor Mark Viera to discuss how the sex abuse scandal will affect this legendary collegiate football program.

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  1. PennsylvaniaMom

    The Penn State Sandusky case reminds me of the priest and altar boy cases that had been covered up for so many years. Just because a person is viewed, as an advocate in a community for children does not mean that they are on the up and up. Most predators are in these positions for easy access to the children and using their position as a cover-up for their real intentions. My personal opinion, don’t just put him in jail, put him under the jail. In addition, those who knew about his activities should be punished as well because they just may have been involved also.

    November 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm |