Athletes in Court

Tag Archives: Sexual Assault

More Problems in the World of Cricket

Posted in Cricket

Unlike our previous posts (here, here and here) that focused on a former cricket team owner now accused of bilking investors out of billions, this cricket incident involves an Australian coach accused of sexually abusing multiple boys on the team he presided over. Shockingly the coach says that he believed his crimes were helping the… Continue Reading

Penn State Scandal Moves Forward

Posted in Football, NCAA, Sex Crimes

A  judge in Pennsylvania ruled Friday that two former Penn State officials will stand trial on charges of lying to a grand jury about what they knew and when regarding sexual abuse allegations against former coach Jerry Sandusky. District Judge William Wenner held there was enough evidence against both former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and… Continue Reading

Sandusky Denies Discussion of Plea Deal

Posted in NCAA

According to reports as varied ideologically as the New York Times to Fox News, moments before he slipped into a waiting SUV, a defiant Jerry Sandusky said that he fully intends “to put together the best possible defense and stay the course for four full quarters.” About an hour later, outside the local courthouse his attorney… Continue Reading

Sandusky lawyer chooses to waive preliminary hearing

Posted in NCAA

Joseph Amendola lawyer for Jerry Sandusky waived a preliminary hearing today in a move that is portrayed in media outlets as unusual. The New York Times reports, “On Tuesday, in an hour long exchange with reporters outside the Centre County Courthouse, located 10 miles northeast of the Penn State campus, Amendola described the last-minute decision… Continue Reading

Wife’s Confession and Third Accuser Spells Trouble for Syracuse’s Bernie Fine

Posted in Basketball

According to ESPN, Bernie Fine was sacked Sunday by Syracuse University after an audio recording of his wife, Laurie Fine, came to light in which she acknowledged alleged sexual abuse. In addition to the audiotape, a third man came forward and accused the assistant basketball coach of molesting him nearly a decade ago. Syracuse’s senior… Continue Reading