Transcript for Penn State Scandal
This is supposed to be the most exciting time of the college football season but this year all eyes are on the Penn State Nittany Lions and for all the wrong reasons. As former defensive -- Jerry sandusky is indicted on charges that he sexually assaulted children. The investigation into who -- -- And -- the university officials failed to act swiftly is shaking Penn State to its core ABC's Jim Allen has the very latest on the investigation. A new questions about what's being called the most explosive and damaging scandal in the history of college sports. The man at the center of the scandal Jerry sandusky. Facing forty counts of molesting eight boys is free to roam the streets but is not talking anymore. -- -- -- The cards said contact my attorney and with the once noble Penn State football program now under NCAA investigation. For its handling of the scandal. It's legendary coach the university president all fire another -- dropped Friday. The still beloved Joseph Paterno diagnosed with lung cancer. -- -- -- -- -- -- Fanatical but don't but regret that I'll be fine you -- back. Coaching football team ESPN's interview with Paterno son and still Penn State assistant coach Jay. It was the first we heard from the close knit family that's the patriarch was five. When these two Joseph -- is said to -- throughout all this is we got a picture we keep focused on them. To victims of of of this whole tragedy a softer -- than what we heard at the beginning of the week from a defiant Jerry sandusky who by telephone told Bob Costas of -- senator. He merely Horst around with a ten year old boys in that Penn State locker room shower. No sex and argue sexually attracted to young boys underage boys. The most sexually attracted. States -- Sexually attracted -- -- unusually young people. ID. Love to be around them. -- Bodies but no I'm not sexually attracted to him bullets. A message that infuriated the alleged victims and those around them. Victim number one's mother telling ABC news exclusively. That statement made her boy even more anxious to testify. He wants him to -- Jeremy wants me to people would respond. He doesn't want him on the streets where he can hurt somebody else. The judge who allowed -- dusty free on bond was a contributor and volunteered his charity. And this week was removed from the case. But serious questions about the governor's role in all this remain. Tom Corbett was attorney general in 2009. And use the slower grand jury process to investigate send -- which left him on the street for two years while the case was being built. Criticism that had the governor lashing out at reporters this week. You wanna continue to argue or do you want to ask -- question. And there are plenty of those -- why did the governor approve a huge state grant to the second miles while knowing the charity was under investigation. And will that charity now close this week losing donors and parental support. For this week I'm Jim Avila ABC news state college Pennsylvania.
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