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 2:17pm7/29/13 2:17pm

The judge who let Penn State's lawyer into the grand jury room says whether that decision should spo

The judge who let Penn State's lawyer into the grand jury room says whether that decision should spoil the criminal case against the three university administrators accused of covering for Jerry Sandusky is not his call. Also, the trials for those three administrators probably won't take place until next year. »4/10/13 3:26pm4/10/13 3:26pm

A Guide To The New Criminal Charges Against Penn State Officials Who Allegedly Covered Up For Jerry Sandusky

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 4:51pm11/01/12 4:51pm

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

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 4:35pm7/12/12 4:35pm

In 1998, Jerry Sandusky Told State Officials And University Police That "He Had Done This With Other Children In The Past"

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 12:55pm7/12/12 12:55pm

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

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 11:40am7/12/12 11:40am

Records Suggest PSU Officials Knew In 2001 That Sandusky Shower Incident Involved More Than Just "Horsing Around"

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 3:52pm7/03/12 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 9:50am6/30/12 9:50am

Penn State Admits Official Fired Earlier This Week Was Fired For His Role In Sandusky Investigation

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 4:49pm4/21/12 4:49pm

A Reminder: The Perjury Case Against Penn State Administrators Is In Jeopardy Because Joe Paterno Is Dead

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 5:17pm2/14/12 5:17pm

Board Members At Jerry Sandusky's Charity Say They Were Never Told About 2002 Alleged Shower Rape

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 11:30am12/19/11 11:30am

Joe Paterno Didn't Want To Disturb Anyone's Weekend With Child Sex Abuse Allegations, And Other Things We Learned Today

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 7:20pm12/16/11 7:20pm

Penn State Witness Mike McQueary's Testimony: "Some Kind Of Intercourse Was Going On"

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 3:15pm12/16/11 3:15pm

Now There's Yet Another Story About What Mike McQueary Said He Saw Jerry Sandusky Doing In The Penn State Showers

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 12:25pm12/12/11 12:25pm

Penn State AD Tim Curley Will No Longer Receive Award For Nation's Top College Athletics Administrator

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 2:45pm11/09/11 2:45pm