Penn State reconciled Friday with the family of former football coach Joe Paterno after nearly one decade of tortuous relations in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Penn State’s board of trustees Chair Mark Dambly announced Friday that the university and Paterno family resolved any “outstanding issues” stemming from the 2011 Sandusky scandal.
The Paternos will drop all claims against Penn State and the university will cover some of the Paterno family’s expenses, Dambly wrote in a prepared statement.
No information is available yet on the financial sum or type of expenses Penn State has agreed to provide. A Penn State spokesperson said the university has no further comment beyond Dambly’s statement.