Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 8/25/12

A young man who testified against Jerry Sandusky during his trial is now suing Penn State for its role in covering up and ignoring warning signs related to the former assistant football coach.

The lawsuit was filed by the person referred to as “Victim 1″ at the trial, and alleges the university was “deliberate and shameful” in its handling of the evidence it was given that Sandusky behaved inappropriately and sexually towards boys.

It further states that university officials made deliberate decisions not to report Sandusky to authorities as a result of its “economic self-interests, and to its interest in maintaining and perpetuating its reputation.”

The suit was filed Friday night in a Philadelphia state court by Slade McLaughlin, Victim 1′s lawyer. Victim 1′s accusations sparked all the investigation that led to criminal charges against Sandusky and two university officials.

The lawsuit relies on court testimony, grand jury investigations and the Penn State-backed report compiled by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

Penn State spokesman Dave La Torre said the school has no comment on the pending litigation.

The lawsuit alleges that Victim 1 met Sandusky when the boy was 11, about eight years ago. In his second year at a camp sponsored by The Second Mile, the boy drew the attention of Sandusky. He then accepted invitations to spend the night at the coach’s home in State College and attended sporting events with him.

Sandusky reportedly sexually assaulted the boy 100 times over a three-year period that ended in 2008. Sandusky was convicted of all six counts that related to Victim 1 at his trial.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ronda Rousey confirms she was supposed to fight Gina Carano

Harbaugh denies using F-word in Jay Gruden exchange

Urban Meyer: Both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones will play

Legal expert: NFL's reported offer to Brady 'really ridiculous'

Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for partying

No suspension for Sarkisian was made in best interest of USC

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jim Tomsula disputes report Jarryd Hayne has made 49ers

Report: Brady case judge once vacated CBA violation ruling

Why no. 4 Baylor will and won't win the National Championship

Is D'Angelo Russell in over his head?

Percy Harvin voices support for Tyrod Taylor

Richardson pleads not guilty to traffic, resisting arrest charges

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Urban Meyer won't announce QB before season

Teammates relieved RG3 was benched?

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker