Pennsylvania State University is likely to spend millions of dollars in its response to the charges against former football coach Jerry Sandusky and two university administrators in the sex abuse scandal, reports the Centre Daily Times. The university has hired two law firms and two public relations firms. In addition, it must pay the costs of a trustees' special investigative committee investigation into how the university handled the allegations that Sandusky sexually abused eight boys. The panel hired former FBI director Louis Freeh and his law firm, Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan, to conduct the investigation and recommend changes.
The newspaper also reported that Penn State pledged $1.5 million to work with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center on programs to prevent and treat sexual abuse throughout the country. The money will come from the university's share of Big Ten bowl revenues.