Corruption in Sports

Penn State Scandal
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Penn State Scandal

November 2011

Sports history is so full of scandals that this gallery would be hundreds of slides long if we tried to include them all. So herewith we present 25 of the biggest.

In the wake of a sex scandal that led to the indictment of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, legendary head coach Joe Paterno was fired by the Board of Trustees after 46 years in the position. Athletic Director Tim Curley had stepped down earlier in the month as questions were raised whether school officials, including Paterno, could have prevented alleged sexual abuse in which Sandusky was accused of abusing eight boys over 15 years. On the day that Paterno was fired, the Board of Trustees also ousted school president Graham Spanier.

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