1. JUSTICE TOO SWIFT? JERRY SANDUSKY'S ATTORNEYS THINK SO
That's why the former Penn State defensive coordinator's legal team wants a judge to dismiss the charges or grant a new trial. The appeal claims they didn't have enough time to prepare for the June trial at which Sandusky was convicted of molesting 10 boys.
2. DA SAYS RETIRED STEELERS STAR, NBC BROADCASTER HINES WARD SUBJECT OF EXTORTION PLOT
A man who claims to have dated the former star wide receiver's ex-girlfriend has been arrested on charges that he demanded $15,000 to keep silent about allegations that Ward has paid for sex.
3. ATTORNEY FOR ALLEGED PHILLY MOB BOSS SAYS ALLEGATIONS DON'T AMOUNT TO SINGLE EPISODE OF 'THE SOPRANOS'
But federal prosecutors who will begin calling witnesses today say they'll prove alleged acting boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi and six other defendants used the city mob's violent reputation to extort money from their alleged victims.
4. ANDY REID'S SON DIED OF HEROIN OVERDOSE AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TRAINING CAMP IN AUGUST
Reid says the coroner's findings "sadly confirmed what we had expected all along"—that Garrett Reid relapsed into drug problems that had plagued him for years. The 29-year-old had been at training camp helping the team's strength and conditioning coach before he was found dead in his dorm room.
5. POLICE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF CHARGES WARRANTED IN FATAL SUPERMARKET PARKING LOT SHOOTING
Police say the gunman called 911 after shooting a man after an argument over a parking space in Washington, Pa. on Thursday. Police must now determine whether the shooting was justifiable in self-defense.