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BY MOLLY HULSEY
ANCHOR JIM FLINK

 

Allegations of sexual assult by a former Penn State University football coach involving pre-teen boys. And an alleged cover-up. Former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky has been charged. Now, two more high-ranking university officials have surrendered to authorities.

 

From the Scranton Times-Tribune: “The athletic program that has never faced an NCAA sanction is suddenly staring down the barrel of perhaps the most heinous case ever associated with a collegiate sports team.”

 

 

Sandusky faces at least 40 criminal charges. Both the Penn State Athletic Director and Vice President have surrendered on charges of perjury. Here’s ABC.

 

 

“But what may really shake the University - the charges also accuse Penn State officials of a cover up. Athletic director Tim Curley and University vice president Gary Schultz were charged with perjury and failure to report the allegations to state authorities.”
BRAD GARRETT: ‘What happens is, self preservation sets in. When people have this kind of information, they just deny that it’s actually occurring because they’re concerned about it affecting their career.’”

 

Head football coach Joe Paterno released a statement Sunday saying he reported the one incident he was aware of, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly made a statement asserting that Paterno is not a target for investigators. ESPN has that.

 

 

LINDA KELLY: “He’s been cooperative with the investigators in this case. He’s not regarded as a target at this point..”

 

Head football coach Joe Paterno released a statement Sunday saying he reported the one incident he was aware of. But The Orlando Sentinel says - it’s way too little, too late.

 

“The standard for doing the right thing when it comes [to] sexually-abused children has a much higher legal and moral compass than telling your boss. Big deal if Paterno told Penn State athletic director Tim Curley. When Curley decided not to report the incident to law enforcement officials, Paterno needed to take matters to the next level.”

 

Although many media outlets have been quick to condemn Paterno, Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanski warns against judging too soon.

 

“This story, for me at least, needs time. This thing is so vile, so grotesque, that it is human nature to want everyone to pay. There is no way to see this thing clearly now.”

 

Many, including a writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer says Paterno must go as part of the fallout.

 

“Joe Paterno is done. Paterno cannot and should not survive the mess that has engulfed his football program and cast doubt on the ethical underpinnings of a university administration that has always claimed higher moral ground than other schools.”

 

But ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap adds- there are several questions Paterno needs to answer.

 

“Why exactly would he think it was good enough to report alleged criminal behavior only to his athletic director - a man who is his superior in title only? Why didn’t he go to the police? Did he follow up? Did he ever confront Sandusky - who worked side by side with him for more than 30 years? ... It’s possible Paterno has satisfactory answers to these questions. If he doesn’t, his reputation will be more than stained - it would be shredded.”

 

If convicted, Sandusky faces life behind bars. Penn State says there haven’t been any discussions about Paterno’s future at the university.

 

Transcript by Newsy.

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Penn State Scandal Reaches Top University Officials

(Image Source: CSWR.org)

 

BY MOLLY HULSEY
ANCHOR JIM FLINK

 

Allegations of sexual assult by a former Penn State University football coach involving pre-teen boys. And an alleged cover-up. Former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky has been charged. Now, two more high-ranking university officials have surrendered to authorities.

 

From the Scranton Times-Tribune: “The athletic program that has never faced an NCAA sanction is suddenly staring down the barrel of perhaps the most heinous case ever associated with a collegiate sports team.”

 

 

Sandusky faces at least 40 criminal charges. Both the Penn State Athletic Director and Vice President have surrendered on charges of perjury. Here’s ABC.

 

 

“But what may really shake the University - the charges also accuse Penn State officials of a cover up. Athletic director Tim Curley and University vice president Gary Schultz were charged with perjury and failure to report the allegations to state authorities.”
BRAD GARRETT: ‘What happens is, self preservation sets in. When people have this kind of information, they just deny that it’s actually occurring because they’re concerned about it affecting their career.’”

 

Head football coach Joe Paterno released a statement Sunday saying he reported the one incident he was aware of, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly made a statement asserting that Paterno is not a target for investigators. ESPN has that.

 

 

LINDA KELLY: “He’s been cooperative with the investigators in this case. He’s not regarded as a target at this point..”

 

Head football coach Joe Paterno released a statement Sunday saying he reported the one incident he was aware of. But The Orlando Sentinel says - it’s way too little, too late.

 

“The standard for doing the right thing when it comes [to] sexually-abused children has a much higher legal and moral compass than telling your boss. Big deal if Paterno told Penn State athletic director Tim Curley. When Curley decided not to report the incident to law enforcement officials, Paterno needed to take matters to the next level.”

 

Although many media outlets have been quick to condemn Paterno, Sports Illustrated’s Joe Posnanski warns against judging too soon.

 

“This story, for me at least, needs time. This thing is so vile, so grotesque, that it is human nature to want everyone to pay. There is no way to see this thing clearly now.”

 

Many, including a writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer says Paterno must go as part of the fallout.

 

“Joe Paterno is done. Paterno cannot and should not survive the mess that has engulfed his football program and cast doubt on the ethical underpinnings of a university administration that has always claimed higher moral ground than other schools.”

 

But ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap adds- there are several questions Paterno needs to answer.

 

“Why exactly would he think it was good enough to report alleged criminal behavior only to his athletic director - a man who is his superior in title only? Why didn’t he go to the police? Did he follow up? Did he ever confront Sandusky - who worked side by side with him for more than 30 years? ... It’s possible Paterno has satisfactory answers to these questions. If he doesn’t, his reputation will be more than stained - it would be shredded.”

 

If convicted, Sandusky faces life behind bars. Penn State says there haven’t been any discussions about Paterno’s future at the university.

 

Transcript by Newsy.

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