Texas officials open investigation into Penn State’s Sandusky, advertiser bails

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The scandal around Penn State University’s football program continues to spin.

Today, word came down that prosecutors in Texas have started an investigation of Jerry Sanduksy, over whether he sexually assaulted one of his victims while attending the 1999 Alamo Bowl, according to MSNBC.com.

“We are looking into the possibility that an offense may have happened in San Antonio,” San Antonio Police Sergeant Chris Benavides said to MSNBC.com

Additionally, Pen State announced last night that Mike McQueary would not be coaching in this weekend’s game again Nebraska.

“They said he’d received threats and it was the university’s recommendation that he not head to the game,”said Kevin Armstrong, a reporter for the New York Daily News.

The Board of Trustees also announced it would form a committee to discuss how this scandal was allowed to persist, despite several high-ranking officials being made aware of it.

Somewhat curiously, to outsiders at least, the board didn’t discuss the scandal until the end of their meeting, which had been previously scheduled.

“Really, there was no mention of the sexual abuse case until after enrollment and several other university matters were discussed,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong said that many critics are wondering how this board investigation will coexist alongside the state’s investigation, the federal investigation by the Department of Education and the new investigation in Texas. And others are wondering if the investigation will really amount to anything.

“Can they police themselves?” Armstrong said.

Already there has been fallout. Cars.com, a major advertiser, asked that its advertising be pulled from the broadcast this weekend and next weekend. It’s not yet known if other businesses have taken similar steps.

“Clearly there’s going to be fallout the university is going to face financially,” Armstrong said.


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