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Penn State's Sandusky settlements hit $60M so far

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 18 2013 11:29:25 AM CDT
Penn State campus
HARRISBURG, Pa. -

The tentative settlements reached by Penn State University so far with men who claim to have been sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky total about $60 million, a university trustee said Thursday.

Ted Brown told The Associated Press that he was unsure of how many claims have been settled and how many remain in negotiations.

The trustees voted Friday to authorize members of a committee to approve settlements, without detailing how many accusers have settled, how many remain and how much money might be involved.

Brown said trustees were briefed on the dollar figures in private before the vote. School officials aren't commenting.

Sandusky is in prison after being convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.