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On Sport and Society

2016

Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, College Football, Penn State, Child sexual abuse, Freeh Report

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Penn State Scandal, Richard C. Crepeau Mar 2016

Penn State Scandal, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

One of the biggest shocks to hit sportsworld in the past few years came in the form of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State University that led to the firing of Joe Paterno as head football coach. In addition, the University President Graham Spanier, Athletic Director Tim Curley, and VP of Business and Finance Gary Schultz were all removed from their positions on the Penn State campus and all three were indicted on various charges connected to the scandal.