PSU riots over Paterno’s firing most costly in the last 15 years

    At $190,000 in damages and 725 hours of police overtime, the riots on Penn State’s campus that followed football coach Joe Paterno’s firing are the most costly in the last 15 years.

    Thirty-eight people have been charged in the riots, and the Patriot-News breaks down today the cost of other recent crowd control efforts at the university.
    Events in 2008, 2001 and 1998 led to charges and clean-ups, but none as extensive as the early Novemeber incident that occurred after the PSU board opted to fire Paterno.

    The legendary coach lost his job for his failure to report to police the child sex abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

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