Katie Couric Show: Penn State Scandal Update
Jim Avila, the Senior Law and Justice Correspondent for ABC News, has been covering the Jerry Sandusky scandal from the very beginning and he said his main concern if for the children. He told Katie Couric many of the children are still seeking therapy and counseling for what happened to them, counseling that is being paid for by Penn State.
He also said there could be more and more coming out as well. He pointed out one of Jerry Sandusky’s own adopted children stood up during the court proceedings and told the court he had been abused by Sandusky. Avila said this only shows how many more children could be out there.
Michael McCann, a writer for Sports Illustrated, said their could be restrictions on the funding the school gets in the near future, although he did point out Penn State has a huge endowment which would offset the funding restrictions. But the scandal is still affecting some of the people who worked at the school, such as the former athletic director and a number of administrators who are being charged with perjury.
The Katie Couric Show: Joe Paterno Never Charged With a Crime
McCann also pointed out the courts never charged Joe Paterno with any sort of crime although if were still alive, McCann said he would most likely be facing some civil lawsuits.
A recent survey at Pennsylvania State University found that 58 percent of the graduates they polled disapproved of the firing of Joe Paterno. How do you feel about him about fired? Should his career have ended differently or was it right of the NCAA to fire him? Let us know in the comments below.