Penn State Bars Accused Ex-Coach From Campus

Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and school administrator Gary Schultz have stepped down amid allegations of an explosive child-sex abuse scandal and cover-up in Happy Valley.

In a brief statement released after an executive session of Penn State's Board of Trustees, university President Graham Spanier said late Sunday that he had received a request from Curley to be placed on administrative leave so he could devote the time needed to defend himself perjury and other charges.

Schultz is stepping down and going back into retirement. He was named senior vice president and treasurer from 1993 to 2009 and returned this year until a new person could be found.

The two men were charged Saturday after a grand jury investigation of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. He's been charged with sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years.

They deny the allegations.

A Penn State spokesman says the resignations of Head Coach Joe Paterno and Spanier were not discussed at an emergency meeting.


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Penn State says it is barring from campus a former football coach accused of sexually assaulting eight boys, and it is also paying legal costs for two school officials charged with perjury and failing to alert police about what they knew in the case.

Prosecutors say retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight boys over 15 years.

Athletic director Tim Curley and school administrator Gary Schultz are accused of failing to alert police -- as required by law -- after a witness told them he saw Sandusky assaulting a boy in a practice facility shower.

University spokeswoman Lisa Powers says the allegations against Curley and Schultz concern how they fulfilled their responsibilities as employees, so Penn State is paying for their counsel.

Lawyers for all three men say they're innocent.


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  • by Bud Location: Washington on Nov 9, 2011 at 07:35 AM
    Hey Dave, worry about your own team! How does it feel to have that statement thrown back in your face?!
  • by jOkEr Location: laughing at you on Nov 8, 2011 at 08:28 AM
    Dave: Too bad so sad...your noble and hollier than thu Penn State has fallen from grace.
  • by ncaa needs to rule on Nov 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM
    The ncaa seems to go ballistic if a kid sells his jersey , teams have to vacate wins because a kid gets a sweet deal on a car by a booster.Alot of us Tarhole, Wolfpuppy and Pie-rats fans enjoy talking trash. Sports are fun, and alot of the trash talk is all to josh our friends! As an ECU grad that is the way I feel at least. BUT this situation at PSU , should unite all of us fans whether they root for ECU ,UNC,NCSU, Southern Cal or wherever! The NCAA needs to hold PSU accountable, if this man is found guilty every win should be vacated since the beginning of this scums child sex abuse cases! They should lose the football program for 2 years minimum! Folks this ain't a recruit getting free stuff! This is criminal behavior at Penn State of the worst kind!
  • by Dave Location: Here and there on Nov 7, 2011 at 04:32 AM
    What a scum!!!
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      by Anonymous on Nov 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM in reply to Dave
      Many of us will be here to remind you of your hypocrisy related to this disgusting and horrific scandal (shamefully covered up at PSU, by the way) each and every time that you wax negative about ECU and its issues, Dave. Our issues pale in comparison vs. sexual assault/abuse of children INSIDE the PSU athletics facility! Dave, you have stereotyped, over-generalized and angrily ranted for years on here about ECU and this area of the country, all in a poor attempt to overcompensate for your personal failings and low self-esteem issues. I, for one, will NOT over-generalize the same about the people of Pennsylvania and about PSU based on this sorry situation. Some of us, you see, have more class than you. No, I’ll just stick to pointing out YOUR emotional frailty and utter hypocrisy. Have a nice day!
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        by antidave on Nov 8, 2011 at 08:29 AM in reply to Anonymous
        Here here! Couldn't have said it better myself!!!
  • by porkchop Location: g'ville on Nov 7, 2011 at 02:32 AM
    Dave?
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