Witness: Joe Paterno Would Say Jerry Sandusky “Was A Sick Guy”

The preliminary hearing for the three Penn State administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky began this morning in Harrisburg, Pa. Mike McQueary, the former PSU assistant coach who saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in a football building shower in 2001, was the first witness. During his testimony, which… » 7/29/13 2:17pm 7/29/13 2:17pm

A Guide To The New Criminal Charges Against Penn State Officials Who…

The first 20 or so pages of the grand jury presentment charging Graham Spanier and two other Penn State administrators with allegedly covering up for Jerry Sandusky is mostly a rehash of the emails, handwritten notes, and other documents contained in the Freeh report. But starting on Page 20—holy shit—here come the… » 11/01/12 4:51pm 11/01/12 4:51pm

When Current PSU President Rodney Erickson Bent The Rules For Jerry…

On November 9, the same day Joe Paterno was fired and students rioted in the streets of State College, the Penn State Board of Trustees removed school president Graham Spanier. In his place they appointed Provost Rodney Erickson as interim president. A week later, they removed the "interim" tag. Just two months after… » 7/12/12 4:35pm 7/12/12 4:35pm

In 1998, Jerry Sandusky Told State Officials And University Police That…

Allegations of Jerry Sandusky's abuse date back to 1994, but it was only in 1998 that one came to the attention of Penn State officials, and more importantly, the state child services department and University police. On May 3, Sandusky called up the home of the then-11-year-old (the one who would later testify that… » 7/12/12 12:55pm 7/12/12 12:55pm

The Second Mile Took No Action After Being Informed Of Sandusky's 2001…

In a statement in November, the Second Mile attempted to address what they had known about Jerry Sandusky and when they had known it. Executive director Jack Raykovitz said he was informed only that an unidentified individual reported being "uncomfortable about seeing Jerry Sandusky in the locker room shower with a… » 7/12/12 11:40am 7/12/12 11:40am

Oops! Joe Paterno Knew How To Use Email After All

The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting today that it has obtained evidence demonstrating that, contrary to claims from his family's legal representatives, former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was in fact able to use email. And he wasn't afraid to do so in order to try and protect his football program. » 7/06/12 11:32am 7/06/12 11:32am

Records Suggest PSU Officials Knew In 2001 That Sandusky Shower…

The meeting supposedly took place in 2001 in response to the now infamous shower incident reported by Mike McQueary. As we learned from CNN, Penn State's trio (VP Gary Schultz, president Graham Spanier, and athletic director Tim Curley) had initially devised a three-pronged approach to dealing with the situation—speak… » 7/03/12 3:52pm 7/03/12 3:52pm

Leaked Penn State Emails Suggest Joe Paterno Protected Jerry Sandusky

For those still genuflecting at the altar of Paterno, this is bad. According to CNN, Penn State officials were discussing a plan of action to handle the Sandusky mess in 2001 that involved contacting child welfare services. One official spoke with Joe Paterno and the next day, that was no longer the plan. » 6/30/12 9:50am 6/30/12 9:50am

Penn State Admits Official Fired Earlier This Week Was Fired For His…

In an admission that shocks absolutely no one, unnamed sources within the Penn State athletic department have confirmed that associate athletic director Mark Sherburne was fired this week for his role in the investigation of child sex abuse claims against former coach Jerry Sandusky and the administration's failure… » 4/21/12 4:49pm 4/21/12 4:49pm

A Reminder: The Perjury Case Against Penn State Administrators Is In…

We told you last month how Joe Paterno's death might have the effect of cosseting Penn State administrators from criminal prosecution in the Jerry Sandusky case. And now that's the defense being pursued by Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, the on-leave athletic director and the former senior vice president for business and… » 2/14/12 5:17pm 2/14/12 5:17pm

Board Members At Jerry Sandusky's Charity Say They Were Never Told…

Soon-to-be-fired Penn State athletic director Tim Curley may have told Second Mile CEO Jack Raykovitz about Jerry Sandusky's "inappropriate conduct" in 2002. But Raykovitz didn't tell anyone else, according to Second Mile board members: "Not one thing was said to us," said Bradley P. Lunsford, a Centre County judge… » 12/19/11 11:30am 12/19/11 11:30am

Joe Paterno Didn't Want To Disturb Anyone's Weekend With Child Sex…

We told you earlier about the testimony of Mike McQueary, the Penn State assistant coach whose account is central to the cases against Jerry Sandusky, Tim Curley (he's the Penn State athletic director, currently on leave), and Gary Schultz (the school's former senior vice president for business and finance). The… » 12/16/11 7:20pm 12/16/11 7:20pm

Penn State Witness Mike McQueary's Testimony: "Some Kind Of Intercourse…

Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary testified this morning that he had not used the specific words "sodomy," "rape," or "anal sex" when he first told Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and then-vice president Gary Schultz what he had seen Jerry Sandusky doing to a boy in the football showers on March 1,… » 12/16/11 3:15pm 12/16/11 3:15pm

Now There's Yet Another Story About What Mike McQueary Said He Saw…

The story from Mike McQueary, the Penn State football assistant who allegedly witnessed Jerry Sandusky anally raping a young boy in 2002, came under scrutiny once again over the weekend when a man present for his first account disputed his testimony. The Harrisburg Patriot-News points out that there are now four… » 12/12/11 12:25pm 12/12/11 12:25pm

Penn State AD Tim Curley Will No Longer Receive Award For Nation's Top…

Penn State athletic director Tim Curley—currently on an administrative leave as the investigation into Jerry Sandusky's alleged child abuse continues—was awarded with the nation's top honor for a college athletics administrator back in June. The National Football Foundation (NFF), which administers the award,… » 11/09/11 2:45pm 11/09/11 2:45pm

Jerry Sandusky Worked In Happy Valley And Other Memories

Some time ago, Jerry Sandusky wrote a book about his life. At one point, I am sure it made Tim Curley and the Penn State family proud. Now? I think they'd like to forget about the whole thing. Unfortunately for them, and luckily for us, the book was published, and like most published works it required a title. » 11/05/11 7:00pm 11/05/11 7:00pm