Jerry Sandusky awaits ruling on pension after hearing

Former Penn State assistant football coach wants pension reinstated

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky may have to wait months to find out if the state retirement system will reverse its decision to cancel his Penn State pension because of his child molestation conviction.

Sandusky testified for nearly three hours Tuesday before a hearing examiner who will recommend whether to reinstate his $4,900-a-month retirement benefit.

The hearing focused on circumstances surrounding Sandusky's retirement from the university in 1999 and the links between Penn State and a charity for troubled youth he founded.

The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System stopped his pension the day he was sentenced in October 2012.

The only witnesses at the hearing were Sandusky and a retirement system employee.

The former assistant football coach is also waiting to hear if the state Supreme Court will consider his criminal appeal.

DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

Allentown, PA 18102




  • %

This Week's Circulars

Latest from the newsroom