Some, but not all of Jerry Sandusky's victims are beginning to get settlement offers from Penn State University. The firm leading talks for Penn State says they are at a point where they can finally give monetary offers to victims.
Scott Cooper represents someone who claims to be a Sandusky victim. But he says he's yet to hear anything about a settlement offer for his client from Penn State mediators. "Apparently what's happening now is Penn State started making offers to victims. Since we represent one, it's disappointing their own people are publicizing these offers but not making them all at one time."
Case watchers have predicted Penn State offers could range from $500,000 to as much as $10 million. The settlements will take into account the length of abuse, whether it happened on campus, statute of limitations and if it happened after Penn State was made aware of early Sandusky red flags.
Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer for Penn State, says in total there are about 30 people looking to settle with the University. He also says the discussions of the cases are a "day by day" thing.
Cooper says it's possible Penn State will contact him with an offer for his client within the next day or so, but in the mean time, he's left to question the university's motives for not keeping this stage confidential.