Penn St – Jerry Sandusky Sex Scandal: Two Top PSU Officials, Tim Curley Gary Schultz Step Down … Joe Paterno Says, “We Were All Fooled”



The shoes are beginning to drop in the aftermath of the child sex abuse scandal that has rocked Penn St. University. Two top PSU officials stepped down Sunday. Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, vice president for finance and business, stepped down Sunday night following an emergency Board of Trustees meeting.

Two top Penn State officials charged with covering up allegations of an explosive child-sex abuse scandal related to former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky stepped down late Sunday after an emergency meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees.

Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley requested to be placed on administrative leave so he could devote the time needed to defend himself against perjury and other charges, university President Graham Spanier said. Gary Schultz, vice president for finance and business, will step down and go back into retirement, Spanier said. He declined to comment to reporters after the meeting.

The resignations follow the shocking allegations of sexual abuse of teen boys and younger on the part of former defensive football coach Jerry Sandusky. The charges against him cover the period from 1994 to 2009. Sandusky was arrested on Saturday and released on $100,000 bail after being arraigned on 40 criminal counts.

Head football coach and legend Joe Paterno said, “We Were All Fooled.”

“If this is true, we were all fooled, along with scores of professionals trained in such things, and we grieve for the victims and their families. They are in our prayers,” Paterno in a statement issued Sunday evening by his son, Scott.

In this case the cover up is not worse than the crime, because it appears the criminal allegations are pretty damn bad.  Although the cover up is reprehensible.

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    11 Responses to “Penn St – Jerry Sandusky Sex Scandal: Two Top PSU Officials, Tim Curley Gary Schultz Step Down … Joe Paterno Says, “We Were All Fooled””

    1. Sue Opyrchal on November 7th, 2011 1:09 pm

      Former Centre County DA Ray Gricar’s reasons for not pursuing case against Jerry Sandusky are unknown

      When I heard the name Ray Gricar in connection with Jerry Sandusky I immediately wondered if there was a connection to Ray Gricar being missing.

    2. kitty on November 7th, 2011 2:12 pm

      I appreciated what Paterno said how they “grieve for the victims and their families”… those children got a life sentence from this monster and bless their families for having to love their children through the lifelong journey of healing, I pray each individual gets good counseling and much needed support. My prayers, too, are with these children and their families. It was not their fault, shame or guilt. I hope too, that the witness who reported the shower incident steps forward again and supports what he saw to authorities. Shame, it wasn’t brought to authorities attention when it occurred/reported. So, sad.

    3. Natalie levy on November 7th, 2011 7:21 pm

      It is inconceivable to me that penn state officials/key players would turn a blind eye to a child being molested or raped by a pedophile/rapist. I dont care what financial benefit you received or feared losing if you spoke the truth, it is a moral obligation to protect children. Shame on you who chose to say nothing. Imagine this man raping your daughter, niece, granddaughter … Who you then turn a blind eye?

    4. kitty on November 7th, 2011 9:00 pm

      There are probably many, many more who were harmed… I agree with Natalie also ~ sadly, too many turn a blind eye, especially our lawmakers, judicial dysfunctional systems who have a catch and release program for these monsters. It’s sickening.

      Put them in prison and throw away the key.

    5. A Texas Grandfather on November 7th, 2011 9:55 pm

      This is just another example of how university sports programs have hidden lawbreaking activities to protect a reputation.

      There is no way I would ever believe that Joe Paterno didn’t know about this activity. After all, the perp worked a lot of years for Joe.

    6. kitty on November 8th, 2011 3:56 pm

      & I just read on UK Mail… The Graduate student that witnessed the sexual abuse told Paterno who in turn told Curley & Schultz ~ oooohhhh, just sick. And Grandfather from Texas ~ you’re right. He apparently knew.


    7. Scott on November 9th, 2011 7:21 am

      How can all of you assume that JoePa knew every single detail of what happened?

      Sure JoePa probably should have called police but he reported it to his superiors who in turn pushed it under the rug.

      In NO way do I believe JoePa knew to the extent of which these allegations and charges have brought to light. There is NO way I believe that JoePa protected Sandusky over the children Sandusky raped.

      And until someone PROVES without a reasonable doubt; just like Herman Cain; that JoePa knew about this then I stand behind JoePa; not the grad assistant; not the University superiors that JoePa reported to…I’m not standing behind them, but I with the thousands of students and supporters who were on JoePa’s lawn when he returned from practice.

      JoePa wanted to answer questions about this and the UNIVERSITY would NOT let him.

      Some of you jump to conclusions without knowing ALL the facts.

      Sandusky should be hung at high noon in the public square and disembowled BRAVE HEART style. The grad assistant should be thrown in jail and labeled as a child predator so his stay in prison will be short lived by the prisoners in jail who routinely kill child predators.

      I think Dolf and YoYo and their libtard idiot friends should be stoned like they do in the Middle East.
      SM: I am a JoePA fan and I am severely disappointed in him. Sorry, but an eye witness tells you that a 10 year old boy was sexually molested by one of your former coaches and you go to the police, not the AD.

    8. Scott on November 9th, 2011 1:51 pm

      R – I understand but this shouldn’t tarnish his legacy. His only mistake was not immediately going to the police. Maybe in his mind when he told his superiors, his bosses, that they would in turn call police. The media is being WAY too harsh on JoePa because of the actions of a sicko!

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    10. kitty on November 9th, 2011 10:40 pm

      #8. that is a possibility as I’ve asked myself the same question. However, in the State where I’m from, you are mandated by law to inform the authorities. Coaches & our educators do have protocol to follow…and they are Coried. (not sure of the spelling)… Does Pennsylvania have different standards/laws/rules concerning this? I don’t know. The actions of this sicko, has turned many peoples worlds upside down and resulted in a lot of heartache, especially and foremost to the innocent children who were victims in this monster Sandusky’s evil acts..

      My prayers are with those children & their families. Children need a voice when theirs are silenced by these clever predators. The man who witnessed this evil act in the shower acted, he trusted whom he went to, someone who is held in great esteem and there are deep regrets surely. Damage done, that is so great and the evil, pure evil of this sicko Sandusky has had great ripple affect. What will the lesson learned be from all this? I hope the focus will remain on those, who were victimized and the valuable lesson here is that our children need to be kept safe from all harm & evil and if their voices are silenced, those of us need to support them and love them through their pain & suffering and make sure, their voices are being heard, their suffering is REAL, (not only for them, for their families too) and these monster abusers/predators/pedophiles/need to be kept from children by locking them up for life. There needs to be stricter laws enforced to protect our children,those in authority need to be held accountable and report all incidences, even if they don’t believe it could be true… sadly,much of society is looking the other way… until it happens to someone in your family, or yourself, or a loved one, it is hard to understand the incomprehensible, immense damage that is done and more needs to be done to educate children & families on how to protect our children, implement stricter laws and enforce great punishment upon the criminal(s).

      May the victims know that there are many of us who actually do care and empathize with their pain and suffering… people actually do give a damn and there needs to be much stronger action taken to help prevent situations as this and as horrendous as this is, perhaps now, folks will not look the other way to protect a predator, and be proactive to teach and show children that if they do go and tell an adult, someone who is a “safe” person to tell, that appropriate action will be taken that the authorities will be told and that that child voice is heard. In one case of this sicko’s horrific acts, that child was witnessed in servicing this sicko and surely, that predator no doubt, threatened that child into submission & in most cases of a predator, say they will kill them and a family member… they are silenced & living in the reality that no doubt they will be killed and/or their family member will be also ~ if a child can not be helped, even by a witness doing the right thing and then the system fails them… what then? Valuable lessons are being learned through the sick, perverted, evil acts of this monster and the anger, outrage needs to go toward him, he who committed the acts of evil on innocent children. Not on the trustees, Mr. Paterno (who may have thought he had done what he needed to, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt here), however, if he was to report to authorities, as he would have in our State, then he missed the opportunity to do the right thing and had a moral obligation to protect that innocent child as an investigation took place and that sicko be removed from being coach, and kept away from children. Period.
      Sandusky is pure evil & surely, folks will be mad/outraged that I say such, however, truth be told and God Bless the children he harmed. Should of, would of, could of’s are poor excuses when it comes to any child being harmed sexually, or for sexual pleasure. The trustees did the only thing they could of in regards to this and acted appropriately. I applaud their actions, although surely not popular, they did the right thing, as sad as it is, it is very, very sad, indeed.

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