GM Considering Pulling Penn State Sponsorship Over Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Posted Jul 25, 2012

General Motors Company is considering pulling their sponsorship from Penn State University due to the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.  GM spokesperson Tom Henderson said that the automotive company is considering it right now, but did not mention if or when a decision will be made.

GM’s regional offices are the ones that decide the sponsorships for college team events.  Former longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno covered up allegations that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused children according to a report by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

The NCAA fined Penn State $60 million and issued a four year bowl ban.  State Farm insurance said earlier this week that they would no longer air advertisements during Penn State’s home football games, but will still air ads at their away games.  Sandusky was found guilty on 45 charges of child-sex abuse last month.