HARRISBURG, Pa. — A man who was sexually abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has become the first to settle a civil claim against the university, the man’s attorney said Saturday.
The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported that the young man known as “Victim 5” settled for several million dollars.
Attorney Tom Kline confirmed the deal in an e-mail to The Associated Press but did not immediately provide any other details. Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence for child molestation and related offenses. Penn State’s trustees authorized some $60 million to be used for settlements in July.
TEXAS A&M: If the Aggies’ scrimmage Saturday night at Kyle Field was an indication, they have every intention of playing Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel in the Aug. 31 opener against Rice.
The sophomore is under NCAA and A&M scrutiny about whether he accepted pay from brokers for autographing memorabilia.
Manziel occasionally flashed his celebrated quickness out of the backfield, but primarily worked on his pocket presence in throwing two touchdown passes and an interception.
ARKANSAS: Bret Bielema said the Razorbacks have dealt with a trio of significant injuries during the last week.
Sophomore linebacker Otha Peters, senior tight end Austin Tate and senior receiver Demetrius Wilson each sustained injuries this week – with Wilson’s a season-ending knee ligament tear. Peters will miss 6-8 weeks with a broken arm, while Tate is expected to miss approximately six weeks.
NEBRASKA: Defensive tackle Kevin Williams will miss the season because of a knee injury.
Coach Bo Pelini said the sophomore from Holland, Ohio, would be back in 2014.