November 7th, 2011
01:02 AM ET

2 Penn state officials tied to Sandusky sex abuse case step down

Two Penn State university officials who are accused of misleading a grand jury in their investigation into child sexual abuse allegations against former coach Jerry Sandusky have stepped down, the university said early Monday morning.

Penn State Athletic Director Timothy Curley, 57, and Gary Schultz, 62, the university's senior vice president for finance and business, face charges of one count of perjury each.

They stepped down late Sunday after an emergency meeting of the university's board of trustees.

Curley and Schultz "allegedly failed to report the sexual assault of a young boy after the information was brought to their attention, and later made false statements to a grand jury that was investigating a series of assaults on young boys," Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said over the weekend.

Earlier, Penn State President Graham Spanier said Curley and Schultz have his "unconditional support."

"I have complete confidence in how they have handled the allegations about a former University employee," he said, adding that the charges are "groundless."

Curley requested to be placed on administrative leave so he could devote time needed to defend himself, the university said Monday. Schultz will go into retirement, it said.

The man at the center of the case is former assistant football coach Sandusky, 67, who served 23 years as defensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions,

Sandusky allegedly engaged in fondling, oral sex and anal sex with young boys over a period of more than 10 years, according to an investigative grand jury's summary of testimony.

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  1. @Banasy

    You posted that you were "done" with me, and I took your word for it. I too am "done" with you. I promise to never again use your s/n 'Banasy' and any derogatory remarks about old hag ladies that barge into blogs and disrupt them with old lady gossip ever again. In fact, I promise never to post 'Banasy' or any facsimile of that s/n ever again! And I would greatly appreciate you keeping your word that you are finally done with 'Philip'. Our endless bantering has done nothing but rip the threads of others to shreds. We are in fact "done". hagd

    November 7, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    banasy,
    I guess you're still there.
    I slept only 5 or 6 hours, then was wide awake.
    I skipped the gym, finally admitting that I've had fever for the past two days.
    Since this is the only day I can take off until next Monday, I'm staying inside.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Philip,
    You're still here, too.
    I'll excuse myself a while and just wash my hands or something.
    Y'all go at it.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I just saw some coverage of this on the news.
    (Not CNN)
    This is disgraceful, and that "man" should be prosecuted to the fullest.
    Anyone who had prior knowledge should be fired.
    Harboring a known molester is almost as bad as *being* one.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    You fired the opening salvo once again.
    I *said* if you call me names, I will reply.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    "And just as I predicted, here comes an old hag. ttl, Joey. hagd."

    You fired the opening salvo once again.
    I *said* if you call me names, I will reply.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Just heard that Sandusky mplested 8 boys.
    Paterno has known about this since 2002.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    I'm sorry, I misread your post.

    Okay.
    Good enough for me.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    @JIF:
    You must take care of yourself.
    Pushing yourself so hard, working as much as you do- you won't make it to 116.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/the-words-of-the-prophets/

    November 7, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    Good mourning queen banasy also jif and phil geez talk about harboring hatred the two of you jif and phil and i can understand talking about them wounds you obtained as a child brings out alot of anger that you throw salvos at each other.well guess what it brings out that anger in me also you diggin up old bones brought them out in me too

    November 7, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Medici

      Most people have a story. How they deal with that story is up to them.

      November 7, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. gung hoe

    @banasy Iam sure that jif appreciates your caring about him but he posted earlier that he puts that hatred to good use as do I

    November 7, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    @gung hoe:
    It's all good.
    I hate no-one, and never did.
    There's been a detente.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    My phone is acting wonky.
    Hopefully, I'll BBL.

    November 7, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ gung hoe:
    Good morn, uh, afternoon?
    I'm taking it easy today. Going to nap now, shake this little fever.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
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