Penn State will pay a $60 million fine over the course of the next five years but none of it will go to the victims. This money will go to pay for programs for the detection, prevention and treatment of child abuse. But none of it will go to pay the victims.
Penn State for years has straddled the line between a public and private university. Claiming it is private when it comes to open records request, and claiming it is public shield by sovereign immunity to avoid claims from Sandusky victims. The Victims will have to fight statute of limitation claims that are one year for intentional torts: Rape is an intentional tort that falls under battery. Personal injury claims are limited to two years. Minors under 18 have an extended statute of limitations but still cannot recover medical expenses. I think the Legislature and NCAA should guarantee some of these funds go to the victims of this tragedy, and not use the money to line some special interest group pocket.
Pay the victims first, and pay them now!