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    Social & economic costs

    A place to track the eventual costs of the Sandusky crimes and their branching trails: including legal, court, victim treatment and restitution, settlements, insurance matters, how the $60MM fine is used, and other quantifiable social costs as information emerges.

    Not to include economic costs to the football program- there are already better threads for that.

    Here's a start:
    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/ind...jerry_san.html
    Cost of working with Jerry Sandusky victims creates $500,000 budget shortfall for Clinton County CYS, official says
    "Gerald Rosamilia said his agency is about $500,000 over budget, primarily because of time put in by a psychologist, child protective services and staffers working with the victims, plus attorney fees.

    Rosamilia said the agency has worked with Victim 1 since 2008 and with another victim, whom Rosamilia did not identify other than to say the man testified at Sandusky’s trial in June. Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys over 14 years and is awaiting sentencing.

    While some of the extra costs are reimbursable, Rosamilia said no additional money is available from the state..."


    http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news...asp?idx=287941
    Penn State Expects Report Soon on Scandal Internal Investigation
    July 3, 2012 by Bill Schackner

    "Meanwhile, expenses from the scandal continue to mount. Penn State said costs for legal fees, consultants and public relations firms is nearly $12 million. The $11,927,987 tally from November through April does not include settlements."

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    I think I said $100,000,000 to $150,000, 000, but that might be an underestimate.


    What happened to former Centre County DA Ray Gricar?

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    I guess this is related to costs, at least how to pay them:

    Sen. Fontana Discusses Penn State Scandal

    http://dormont-brookline.patch.com/a...-state-scandal

    ............Penn State receives a state allocation every year for “general operations” for such things as tuition costs, research, to upgrade school buildings to make sure they are suitable to live in, etc. In fact, over $900 million of the university’s finances came from state and federal funding in 2011. In an effort to secure flat level funding from the Pennsylvania Legislature for the 2012-13 school year, Penn State has agreed to not raise tuition rates above the rate of inflation as well as promised to not use any of this state funding to pay for expenses incurred because of the Sandusky ordeal.............

    Penn State President Rodney Erickson stated on CBS’s “Face The Nation” this weekend that the university would likely provide a long-term loan to the athletic department from its financial reserves to pay the fine. If part of this long-term loan isn’t coming from past state and federal funding, where are these “reserves” coming from? Furthermore, why haven’t these reserves been used to help keep tuition costs down for this upcoming school year, rather than asking the state to once again pitch in more taxpayer dollars?............

    At this point, I think it would be wise for the General Assembly to keep a close eye on Penn State to make sure that not one penny of taxpayers’ dollars be used to pay for the NCAA’s repercussions as well as any other fines, legal costs, penalty sanctioned child abuse programs, victim restitution or additional expenses in response to or defense of the Sandusky scandal. Until this long-term “loan” is paid off, perhaps Penn State should have to open up their financial expenditures to the General Assembly as a condition to continue to receive a state allocation in the future or be stripped of their "non preferred" status. Otherwise, what conditions are in place to guarantee that state funding won’t be used or to assure that this loan actually gets repaid to the school?..........

    More at link.....

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    There could be a loss of federal funding for Penn State and substantial fines for violating the Cleary Act: http://www.morrisdailyherald.com/201...i2lgwm/?page=1


    What happened to former Centre County DA Ray Gricar?

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    Prosecutors want Penn State fine money to fund abuse centers

    http://articles.philly.com/2012-08-0...advocacy-abuse

    Pennsylvania's district attorneys hope to channel part of a $60 million NCAA fine levied against Pennsylvania State University for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal to bolster and expand child-advocacy centers across the state.

    The centers provide child-abuse victims access to social workers, therapists, investigators, and prosecutors under one roof, and would offer the most effective use of the money because they directly address abuse treatment and prevention in the university's home state, said Shawn C. Wagner, president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association................

    The group also lobbied Penn State president Rodney Erickson and NCAA president Mark Emmert in a letter last week.

    More at link....

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    Here's the worst potential cost yet - loss of accreditation - see the 2nd paragraph and click on the link there - this puts the NCAA sanctions into proper perspective...


    http://www.psu.edu/vpaa/accreditation.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by nittanylioness234 View Post
    Here's the worst potential cost yet - loss of accreditation - see the 2nd paragraph and click on the link there - this puts the NCAA sanctions into proper perspective...


    http://www.psu.edu/vpaa/accreditation.htm
    More:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/educati...pardy.html?c=r
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    The PSU Dean of the College of Agriculture is leaving for Ohio State
    (They not only take our players, but now our faculty, too!). Might more faculty leave in the wake of the scandal?

    http://www.centredaily.com/2012/08/1...ollege-of.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nittanylioness234 View Post
    The PSU Dean of the College of Agriculture is leaving for Ohio State
    (They not only take our players, but now our faculty, too!). Might more faculty leave in the wake of the scandal?

    http://www.centredaily.com/2012/08/1...ollege-of.html

    That is not too unusual, and Ohio State was his alma mater.


    What happened to former Centre County DA Ray Gricar?


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    And PSU is being sued by Victim 1: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/ind..._1_sues_p.html


    What happened to former Centre County DA Ray Gricar?

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    Collateral damage:
    ROTC student loses place for participating in firing riot, must repay $32500 in tuition.
    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/ind..._aspiring.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by StellarsJay View Post
    Collateral damage:
    ROTC student loses place for participating in firing riot, must repay $32500 in tuition.
    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/ind..._aspiring.html
    Moral of the story: If you want to be an officer in the US Army, don't do stupid things, like rioting.

    Sorry, but I have no sympathy for the guy.


    What happened to former Centre County DA Ray Gricar?

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    I'm thinking of the whole riot as collateral damage which could have been less likely with different timing by the Board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. J. in Phila View Post
    Moral of the story: If you want to be an officer in the US Army, don't do stupid things, like rioting.

    Sorry, but I have no sympathy for the guy.
    Me either J.J. I hope he now has the answer to the question - Was it worth it all because a football coach was fired?
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