Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son is among 7 more men to reach settlements with Penn State
Seven more men — including Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son — have finalized deals with Penn State over claims of abuse by the school’s former assistant football coach, their lawyer said.
7 men have settlements with Penn State
Seven more men — including Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son and a Sandusky victim key to longtime coach Joe Paterno’s firing — have finalized deals with Penn State over claims of abuse by the school’s former assistant football coach, their lawyer said.
Settlements were reached by Matt Sandusky, a young man known as Victim 2 in court records and three other victims who testified last summer at Jerry Sandusky’s criminal trial, Philadelphia attorney Matt Casey said.
Matt Sandusky had been expected to be a defense witness for his father until the trial, when he told investigators he also had been abused by Jerry Sandusky. He has since petitioned for a legal name change for himself and his family.
Victim 2 has said he was the boy then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary testified he saw being attacked by Jerry Sandusky in a team shower in 2001. McQueary notified Paterno and school officials at the time, but police were never called, an omission that eventually led to Paterno’s firing.
Paterno died in January 2012.
Sandusky was convicted in June 2012 of 45 counts, found guilty of raping or fondling boys he had met through the youth charity he founded, The Second Mile.
Casey did not disclose terms of the settlements but said they took shape some time ago and were completed a week ago.
“To say they’re relieved, I think, is a fair statement,” Casey said. “But it’s also accurate to say that while we’ve closed this chapter, there’s a whole lot of this that’s necessarily inadequate. And that can’t be helped, because of how ... really unspeakable this experience has been and continues to be for them.”
Men known in court documents as Victims 3, 7 and 10 released statements. They said although they are relieved the settlement process is over, they won’t get their childhoods back.
Sandusky, 69, is serving a decades-long prison sentence. He maintains he is not guilty; an appeals hearing is set for next month.
Kiwis boost lead to 6-1
Emirates Team New Zealand will have to wait at least one more day to wrap up a spot in the America’s Cup match against defending champion Oracle Team USA.
The Kiwis set a race record of more than 54 mph on the new 72-foot catamarans Saturday, sailing swiftly in a strong wind to overpower Italy’s Luna Rossa in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals again. Officials scrapped the second race Saturday because of exceeding wind.
Two races are planned Sunday, though Team New Zealand only needs one victory to advance.
The Kiwis, who won by 1 minute, 58 seconds Saturday, lead Luna Rossa 6-1 in the best-of-13 challenger series. The winner will face Oracle in a best-of-17 competition for the oldest active trophy in international sports starting Sept. 7 on San Francisco Bay.
Van Garderen has lead
Cannondale rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia recovered from intestinal problems to race to his third stage victory in the USA Pro Challenge, and American Tejay van Garderen of the BMC team kept the overall lead with one day left in the seven-stage event.
Sagan completed the 115.2-mile leg from Loveland to Fort Collins in Colorado in 4 hours, 1 minute, 33 seconds. He won the first and third stages, then had intestinal problems in the fourth stage.
Van Garderen, who was born in Tacoma, maintained his 1:30 advantage over teammate Mathias Frank of Switzerland with a main-pack finish.
American Tom Danielson of Garmin-Sharp remained third, 1:42 back.
Astana wins time trial
Vincenzo Nibali’s Astana team won the opening team time trial in the Spanish Vuelta, giving the Giro d’Italia winner a good start in his bid for a grand tour double.
Astana completed the 17-mile ride from Vilanova de Arousa to Sanxenxo in 29 minutes, 59 seconds.
RadioShack-Leopard was second, 10 seconds behind Astana’s pace.
• Simona Halep of Romania beat defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2 to win the New Haven Open, the final WTA tuneup for the U.S. Open tennis tournament that starts Monday in New York.
• Austria’s Jurgen Melzer won the Winston-Salem Open tennis title in North Carolina after Frenchman Gael Monfils retired because of an injury early in the second set.
Melzer led 6-3, 2-1 after breaking Monfils’ serve in the second set. During the changeover, Monfils received treatment on his left abdominal muscle and hip before opting to retire.
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