25 of 31 expected
to settle with Penn State
Pa. (AP) - A lawyer brought in to help Penn State resolve civil claims with the
victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says he expects 25 of
31 to be settled by the end of the week.
is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in state prison for child sexual abuse.
Attorney Michael Rozen said Monday that "the overwhelming majority"
of the eight young men who testified against him last year are among the 25.
25-year-old man from suburban Philadelphia, a trial witness referred to as
"Victim 5," became the first victim to finalize a deal on Friday. Rozen
says the deals include provisions that give the university the right to pursue
claims against the university's insurer, The Second Mile charity founded by Sandusky
and The Second Mile's insurer.