Penn State says costs steming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching $17 million dollars. $17 million. If only someone in authority had known what this monster was doing. Oh, that’s right, pretty much everyone in authority did. And none of them did anything about it, allowing him to ruin countless lives and wreck one of the nation’s most storied programs. 17 mill. And still not nearly as costly as the lives he ruined.