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Penn State Acting Athletic Director Dave Joyner Releases Statement in Wake of Sandusky Trial

by on June 23, 2012 3:00 PM

Penn State Acting Athletic Director Dave Joyner released a statement Saturday, saying he hopes the verdict in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case "grants peace to the victims and their families."

Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator, was convicted on 45 of 48 counts Friday night and is being held at Centre County Correctional Facility until sentencing.

Much of Sandusky's abuse happened on Penn State's campus, including inside its athletic facilities.

Here's Joyner's complete statement:

"Our thoughts this week, and for the last eight months, have been with the victims of Jerry Sandusky’s abuse, whose courage has resulted in yesterday’s judgment.

"It is our responsibility to the victims and to every individual our University impacts to move forward under the highest mantle of integrity.

"The trust of our community has been broken, but Penn State Athletics will move forward to regain that trust, with student athletes serving as the role models we expect them to be, and coaches living by example.

"Our hope is that this verdict grants peace to the victims and their families and allows them to move forward in their recovery process."



Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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