One idea, he said, would be to devote it to protecting students or children in athletics, where coaches, team volunteers or even kids themselves can be sexual predators or abusers.
"What happened at Penn State could have happened at many, many places," Finkelhor said. "It isn't as though other universities would have been so quick to blow the whistle if it meant casting a pall on their very lucrative and prestigious football program."
Newlin, of the National Children's Advocacy Center, said he hopes the $60 million will be used to attract contributions from others, including corporations.
"Why limit it to this $60 million from Penn State?" Newlin asked. "Why don't we combine these resources from all over and have those funds available in perpetuity to help our grandchildren? That truly is taking an ugly and horrific situation and turning it into something fundamentally positive."
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