Convicted child abuser and former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, just cost the Penn State Nittany Lions a pretty penny and reminded everyone of the heinous acts that shrouded the university’s image these past few years.

Via the AP

Penn State said Monday it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle, but did not disclose the names of the recipients. The school faces six other claims, and the university says it believes some of those do not have merit while others may produce settlements.

The case became bigger than football when the national media got involved but the team organization was still greatly affected. As punishment, the NCAA wiped out all of former head coach Joe Paterno’s 111 wins as atonement for the scandal. The program’s road to recovery has been a shaky one.

They currently have a record of 4-3 in the 2013 season.

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