The board of trustees at Penn State recently OK’d the school to use about $60 million to settle disputes filed by over two dozen men who were sexually abused by former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. This is according to the Wall Street Journal, which also mentioned that the school has reached settlements with 25 of the 30+ men affected.
A few days ago, Penn State said that they have reached agreements with the settlements, but never mentioned a price…until today. While they may just be rough estimates, the school has no intentions on releasing the actual numbers until everything is completely settled, once and for all. Penn State president, Rodney Erickson, annnounced the decision to settle the claims as,
Another important step toward the resolution of claims from Sandusky’s victims.
Jerry Sandusky is currently in prison serving a 30-60 term for being found guilty of 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse of a child.
While I don’t think money is the only option the school could have taken in the hopes of trying to help the victims, it’s a step in the right direction. How can someone who’s been victimized by a sex abuser put a price on forgiveness?