Attorney for Victim 4 releases statement on Corbett’s lawsuit against NCAA

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Ben Andreozzi, attorney for victim four in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case, released the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA:

“Victim #4 was very disappointed when he learned of the NCAA sanctions several months ago.  He was particularly upset the sanctions were so broad that they impacted people who had absolutely nothing to do with the abuse or the failure to properly report the abuse.  From former football players, who were friends and role models, to “mom and pop” PSU merchandise and food venders living in the community, all were impacted by the NCAA’s decision.  The NCAA acted as if it was the victim in this tragedy, and failed to even take the pulse of the real victims before imposing its will.  I am not suggesting that PSU should have walked away with no sanctions or that the victims should have controlled PSU’s penalty.  Rather,  it was a mistake to impose a broad sanction that gave little consideration to the people who had nothing to do with the abuse, and inexcusable to not  at least consult with the real victims and weigh their thoughts as a factor in the decision making process.”