Statistically Speaking

Gerald “Jerry” Sandusky — a former assistant football coach at Penn State University — was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of young boys. As a result of his arrest and charges, Penn State’s board of trustees decided to fire the head coach, Joe Paterno, and the university’s president, Graham Spanier. Here are some facts about the case:

40: the number of counts of sexual abuse Sandusky is charged with

2002: the year Mike McQueary, a graduate assistant coach at Penn State, found Sandusky sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in the locker room

2009: the year Pennsylvania's attorney general launched an investigation of Sandusky

46: the number of years Paterno was coach before his recent dismissal