Park Ridge, IL
The fallout from the sex-abuse scandal at Penn State continues.
The Big Ten Conference announced that it has taken former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's name off the conference's football championship trophy.
League commissioner Jim Delany announced the decision Monday, saying it would be "inappropriate" to keep Paterno's name on the trophy
Penn State (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten ) and Michigan State (8-2, 5-1) lead the conference's two divisions and would meet in the title game in Indianapolis if they win the rest of their games. The trophy will be awarded after that game on Dec. 3, the first Big Ten title game.
Penn State fired Paterno last week and investigations are under way into allegations of child sex-abuse involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky.
The trophy had been named the Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy and will now be called the Stagg Championship Trophy.
In other news related to the scandal, the chief executive officer of the charity founded by Jerry Sandusky, Jack Raykovitz has resigned.
Raykovitz learned from a Penn State official almost 10 years ago that the former Penn State defensive coordinator had inappropriate sexual conduct with a boy in a shower in the athletic building.
"I have submitted, and the Board has accepted, my resignation as President/CEO of The Second Mile," Raykovitz said in a statement on the charity's web site. "Providing any statement beyond that sentence takes the focus from where it should be - on the children, young adults and families who have been impacted. Their pain and their healing is the greatest priority."
Raykovitz and other Second Mile officials have not been charged in the sex-abuse scandal even though Pennsylvania law says anyone who works with children must report suspicions of child abuse to "the person in charge of the institution," who in turn must report the abuse to the "appropriate government agency."
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