Jerry Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of sexual abuse of 10 boys after an anonymous email was sent to a district attorney. Mike McQueary, the former assistant coach at Penn State University, helped convict Sandusky by testifying against him. Nine years after the infamous shower encounter, an anonymous email was sent to a Pennsylvania district attorney, leading to Sandusky serving 30-60 years in prison.

Payments totaling $93 million

The cost to Penn State over allegations that 33 people were sexually abused by Sandusky.

Along with a permanent shadow that hovers over the school and its administration, the financial costs keep climbing – the most recent verdict in the whistleblower and defamation case includes a $12 million verdict.

On Monday, two university administrators pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment, more than five yeas after the school fired Joe Paterno. It was eventually cited, by trustees of The University, that one of the reasons Paterno was fired, in late 2012, was how he handled the student’s complaint. Paterno died a few months later. He was never charged with a crime.

Felony charges were originally brought against Ex-Athletic Director, Tim Curley in 2011, and former VP Gary Schultz in 2012. Ex-President, Graham Spanier was also charged, and all three faced charges of conspiracy.

The dispute that led to a legal fight.

Because of a dispute about their representation during a grand jury appearance, their case has dragged on for years.

Cynthia Baldwin, Penn State University's then-chief counsel, filed a dispute which led to a legal fight that caused the Superior Court to dismiss several charges, including charges of perjury and obstruction.

Former FBI director, Louis Freeh and his law firm were commissioned by the university's Board of Trustees to conduct an independent investigation.

It was reported that all the men had known about the allegations of child abuse, by Sandusky, but did nothing about it. Because of this, Freeh concluded, the most senior administrators at the school showed a total disregard for the safety and welfare of the students.

The NCAA is now funding anti-child-abuse efforts in Pennsylvania with the money they received from Penn State from a levied penalty against the university in the amount of $48 million.