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Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30-60 years

On Tuesday, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison.

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Penn State will not renew AD Tim Curley's contract

Tim Curley will not have his contract as Penn State's athletic director renewed when it expires in June. Curley has been on administrative leave since being charged with purjery and failure to report charges in connection with the Jerry Sandusky case in November.

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Sandusky could lose his pension

Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison and now he could lose his pension as well. The Pennsylvania State Employee's Retirement System (SERS) informed Sandusky on Wednesday that his crimes triggered a forfeiture of his pension.

Sandusky's pension is $59k per year in addition to a lump sum of $148k from when he retired from Penn State in 1999. Sandusky will fight to keep his pension and his lawyer Karl Rominger says SERS has no legal ground to revoke it.

Pennsylvania's pension forfeiture law applies to any public school employee convicted of any sex crime against a student. Rominger argues that since Sandusky wasn't convicted of molesting a Penn State student, the law should not apply to him.

Sandusky was sentenced on Tuesday to between 30 and 60 years in prison for sexually molesting ten boys through his charity for troubled youth, The Second Mile.

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Jerry Sandusky to spend rest of life in prison

Over at SBNation.com, lawyer Bobby Big Wheel explains the Jerry Sandusky verdict and the Mike McQueary lawsuit. There's been some consternation about the length of the sentence -- 30-60 years -- but this makes clear that Sandusky will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

So Jerry Sandusky is going to spend the rest of his life in prison?

Yes, unless he has a successful appeal. But, as I wrote back in July, that's unlikely. Unless Sandusky lives to be 128, he will die in prison. He might have been sentenced to 30-60 years, but there is no way that he will only serve a minimum sentence if he is still alive come 2042.

Sandusky is 68 years old, and it's very hard to believe he'll last in prison until he's 98. Even if he does, his own attorney has admitted Sandusky won't be released. So, unless something incredible happens, he won't be getting out of jail.

Wheel also notes that Sandusky's wife, Dottie, will likely be wiped out financially by civil suits against her husband.

In other words, it's a bleak picture for Sandusky. As it should be, of course.

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Sandusky gives bizarre statement, gets sentenced

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for crimes of child sexual abuse Tuesday morning.

On the day of his sentencing, the Jerry Sandusky story just kept getting weirder, with one of his attorneys looking for 'coeds' the night before and with what apparently was a bizarre, rambling speech by Sandusky at the sentencing itself.

Sandusky made football analogies, quoted Seabiscuit, and reminisced about water balloon fights and dogs during his statement.

In the end, the statement doesn't appear to have helped, not that we would expected it to. Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for his crimes. He's already 68, so he would be 98 by the time the minimum sentence is over. Hopefully he'll never get out.

Sandusky apparently spent at least part of the sentencing "smirking":

#Sandusky, sitting back in his chair, smirks through McGettigan's statement, even during examples of abuse.

The sentencing provided some relief for at least some of the victims, who smiled and hugged after the verdict was read. Three of the victims spoke at the sentencing, and two others offered statements.

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Sandusky sentenced to 30-60 years

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison after being convicted on multiple charges of child abuse.

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Karl Rominger hunts for 'coeds' Monday night

Deadspin chronicles what Karl Rominger, what of Jerry Sandusky's lawyers, did Monday night, the night before his client's sentencing. This turns out to have required less investigative reporting than you might expect, because Rominger partied Monday night, offering on Twitter to buy Penn State students drinks.

OK I'm buying at Zeno's bar. You students at #psu have 30 minutes to get on my tab.Any takers? Coeds appreciated.

Coeds appreciated. Amazing. Rominger will likely never get a clearer shot at fame than this, and on the evening before his client gets sentenced to spend the rest of his life in jail, he's out trying to party with college girls. And tweeting about it.

Anyway, Kevin Horne of Onward State was there, tweeting about what happened. Apparently the whole coeds thing didn't work out too well.

"The only coed is a f**king reporter."

Rominger now debating whether or not said @DailyCollegian reporter was hot.

"You college students are cheap dates...I gotta go find a hooker."

Yep, really. The attorney for famed child molester Jerry Sandusky, everyone.

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Sandusky expected to speak Tuesday at sentencing

On Tuesday former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced for his child abuse crimes. Sandusky's lawyer said Monday his client will likely speak to the judge at the sentencing hearing.

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