Among the victims who settled deals were Sandusky’s adopted son and a Sandusky victim key to longtime coach Joe Paterno’s firing. The men known in court documents as Victims 3, 7 and 10 released statements Saturday through their lawyers, saying that the money will not fix what Sandusky took from them.
“Penn State is not great for settling something that could have been stopped years ago,” Victim 3 said. “What makes a school great is stopping these things no matter what negative effect it has on their reputation or what bad press it might bring.”
Victim 7 said he wish he never met Sandusky.
“Despite the settlements, my life will never feel back to normal. If I had the power to go back in time and not ever meet Jerry Sandusky, I wouldn’t hesitate,” he said.
Victim 10 said the settlement would help make amends, but he’s more concerned with everyone being held accountable.
“It’s not about the money. It’s about holding people accountable for the things that they have done,” he said.