SECOND MILE CEO RESIGNS IN WAKE OF PENN STATE SEX SCANDAL
Paterno’s name taken off Big Ten trophy
November 15, 2011
(NATIONAL) -- The fallout continues in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State sex abuse scandal.
On Monday, the longtime CEO of Second Mile. The children's charity founded by disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, announced his resignation.
In addition the Big Ten Conference said it had removed fired head coach Joe Paterno's name from its conference championship trophy. Paterno was Sandusky’s boss at Penn State.
Jack Raykovitz, who headed children's charity The Second Mile for 28 years, is the latest executive to leave a job tied to Sandusky since child sex-abuse charges were filed against the former defensive coordinator on November 5th.
Raykovitz came under fire after a grand jury report revealed he was notified of an incident of suspected abuse in 2002.
That was when then-Penn State graduate assistant Mike McQueary allegedly saw Sandusky raping a boy in an on-campus shower.
In taking Paterno's name off the trophy for their inaugural championship game, Big Ten officials changed the name to Stagg Championship Trophy in honor of the late Chicago coach Amos Alonzo Stagg.
It will be presented next month when the Big Ten holds its first championship game under a new two-division format.