(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — The NCAA and Penn State have agreed on a deal that puts the late Joe Paterno back as the winningest coach in major college football history.
The agreement restores the Nittany Lions’ 112 wins that were wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal that contributed to Paterno’s record.
The agreement comes after a lawsuit filed by State Sen. Jake Corman (R), who challenged the NCAA’s punishment of Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
“Clearly it was a rush to judgment here. Clearly the NCAA looked to make their own name on the backs of Penn State here,” Corman said at a news conference on Friday.
The deal also requires Penn State to spend $60 million on programs to prevent child sexual abuse.
“Many young boys who were victimized by this monster and so I’m not here to exonerate anyone you know we all wish if we lived in that community that we would’ve noticed it, that we would’ve seen it, that we would’ve understood what was going on, but we didn’t,” said Corman on Friday.
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