Penn State de­cides it won't fight fine

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Penn State said Fri­day it won’t fight a $2.4 mil­lion fine stem­ming from a five-year fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tion that found the univer­sity re­peat­edly vi­o­lated cam­pus crime re­port­ing re­quire­ments.

Penn State said Fri­day it won’t fight a $2.4 mil­lion fine stem­ming from a five-year fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tion that found the univer­sity re­peat­edly vi­o­lated cam­pus crime re­port­ing re­quire­ments, in­clud­ing in the case of for­mer as­sis­tant foot­ball coach Jerry San­dusky, who is now serv­ing decades in prison on child sex­ual abuse charges.

Penn State Pres­i­dent Eric Bar­ron said the univer­sity is pay­ing the record fine even though it dis­agrees with some of the find­ings in a 239-page in­ves­tiga­tive re­port re­leased by the U.S. Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion this month.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors found that Penn State failed to com­ply with var­i­ous as­pects of the 1990 cam­pus crime re­port­ing law known as the Clery Act, in­clud­ing not is­su­ing warn­ings about po­ten­tial threats and un­der­re­port­ing crimes in an­nual sta­tis­tics sub­mit­ted to the govern­ment.

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