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Sandusky Blasts PSU for Settlements with Victims

In a letter from prison, Jerry Sandusky blasts PSU for settlements with victims.
STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - From prison, Jerry Sandusky sent out a new letter that criticizes Penn State for settling with his victims.

In a letter dated August 20th, Sandusky writes to documentarian and blogger John Zeigler that Penn State "didn't question what they called "victims". Instead they opened their arms and offered settlements." "It didn't matter who was thrown under the bus. Once they chose this course, they had to protect themselves."

In the letter, Sandusky also questions charges that he assaulted Victim 5 in the Lasch building in August 2001, writing "I couldn't and didn't take kids in there after spring of 2001. It would have been during preseason practice. Make sense?"

That gives some insight on Sandusky's state of mind right now as he prepares for a hearing to request a new trial. That hearing is set for September 17th in the Luzerne County Courthouse.

The entire letter is available to view online. (Will open as a .pdf file.)

8/20

John,
What Penn State has done is expected and consistent. The only concern from the beginning of this by administrators and trustees has been to protect their image. They didn't question what they called "victims". Instead they opened their arms and offered settlements, psychologists, public events, and media presentations. A public relations firm was hired early. This was their approach, and it didn't matter who was thrown under the bus. Once they chose this course, they had to protect themselves.

Why would they question anything now? If you ask me, it's been insane from the beginning. They have chosen (maybe insurance companies) to just throw out the money to anybody who called. Why wouldn't hundreds come forward?

As far as #5, there are some things I can't say at this time. My feeling is Joe Amendola thought the allegations were so absurd he did not focus on him, with everything else he had to attend to. There were two bills of particulars. Initially, the bill of particulars said the one incident occurred in the morning of the fall of 1998 in the east area locker room. It was impossible because of my schedule. After more time with investigators, attorneys, probably a psychologist, he concluded it was August 2001 in the Lasch Building. How could you be that far off on such a significant event? I couldn't and didn't take kids in there after spring of 2001. It would have been during preseason practice. Make sense?
Jerry Sandusky.

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