Stay classy Penn State!
So many stories out there, that I’m not going to try and compete with all of them, so we’ll just bring you some of the best/latest we’ve come across. The Penn State Board of Trustees faces a huge dilemma this weekend: ask a living legend to step aside against Nebraska, even though he hasn’t been charged with a crime, but may have done less than he should OR let Paterno stay with the team, putting additional focus on this story all weekend rather than moving ahead. Do you really think that in the post-game press conference anyone is really going to want to ask Paterno about Nebraska’s passing game? We would not want have to make that call.
Big Ten Coaches Speak About Joe Paterno – Sporting News
Report: Penn State preparing for Joe Paterno’s exit; Matt Millen gets emotional – Detroit Free Press
Things are not so happy in Happy Valley. Here’s the story as we understand it: Jerry Sandusky was the defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team until he resigned 1999 but continued to use the school’s facilities for his work (apparently a not uncommon practice within universities) with a foundation he established to help at-risk kids called The Second Mile.
There were allegedly several incidents involving Sandusky and underage boys in the facilities, including one in 2002, when a graduate assistant saw Sandusky sexually assault a naked boy, estimated to be about 10 years old, in a team locker room shower. That grad student reported what he saw to head coach Joe Paterno, who immediately told Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley. Curley then reportedly got Gary Schultz, vice president for finance and business involved and, shockingly, the reporting ended there. Sandusky was allowed to continue to use the PSU facilities until 2009 when another incident came to light that was finally investigated properly. In all, the former coach allegedly targeted at least eight boys for sexual advances or assaults over 15 years.
Now, a grand jury has decided that Curley lied to them about what he knew about the 2002 incident and that both he and Schultz failed to report the assaults as required by state law.
Source: CBS News