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Penn State To Donate $1.5 Million Of Bowl Revenue To Sex-Crimes Groups

Penn State is still doing a significant amount of work to work on their image in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky trial, and according to Genaro C. Armas and MaryClaire Dale at ABC news, that means promising a significant amount of money from their bowl revenue to various sex-crime groups in the state of Pennsylvania.

Penn State will give $1.5 million from its share of postseason bowl revenue to two sex-crimes advocacy groups as it deals with the aftermath of sex abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. School officials promised the donation Thursday as part of a three-year partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

It's going to take a lot more than firing the entire coaching staff and $1.5 million to wipe Penn State's image clean, but that is a pretty good start. Every little bit of good publicity counts at a time like this, particularly because seeing Penn State in a postseason bowl could be polarizing for those who watch it. Giving some of the money they receive for playing in that bowl game is a very nice gesture.

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