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Penn State president Spanier releases statement

Posted on: November 5, 2011 2:26 pm

Posted by Adam Jacobi

In the wake of charges of perjury and failure to report abuse for Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and VP/treasurer Gary Schultz in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky case, PSU president Graham Spanier issued a statement in full-throated support of the two administrators. Here's the statement in full:

The allegations about a former coach are troubling, and it is appropriate that they be investigated thoroughly. Protecting children requires the utmost vigilance.

With regard to the other presentments, I wish to say that Tim Curley and Gary Schultz have my unconditional support. I have known and worked daily with Tim and Gary for more than 16 years. I have complete confidence in how they have handled the allegations about a former University employee.

Tim Curley and Gary Schultz operate at the highest levels of honesty, integrity and compassion. I am confident the record will show that these charges are groundless and that they conducted themselves professionally and appropriately.

Curley and Schultz are expected to turn themselves in on Monday.


Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 8:12 pm

Penn State president Spanier releases statement

With all due respect to whoever you are... there is nothing worse than a pedoplile!  And
people who have nothing better to do than jump on the bandwagon entitled "I don't really
know what happened but let's capitalize on a sound bite or a report that has not been
proven true OR false". 

Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 11:40 pm
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Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:56 pm

Penn State president Spanier releases statement

Presient Spanier, and all in a position of authority; do something HONORABLE and resign.  All of you blindly standing behind your university should read this:



Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 4:21 pm

Penn State president Spanier releases statement

President Spanier's hands are complicit in this as well.

9/1187836-100.stm  If you believe the press reports, Spanier was made aware of the action taken against Sandusky in 2002 and approved it.  Sir, you are as complicit as Curley & Schultz. 

Penn State alums, students, faculty and fans should be calling for your resignation as well!

Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 4:06 pm

Penn State president Spanier releases statement

Seriously, JoePa should be thankful that he hasn't been further implicated in this cover-up. Post Gazette reprts that grad assistant whop witnessed the assault of the at-risk child by Sandusky reported it to JoePa who in turn reported it to AD Curley (probably because JoePa was being truthful in indicating that he reported the activity to Curley). 

So, if we are to believe the Commonwealth's Attorney General, how does Penn State deal with the allegation?  They deny Sandusky access to its facilities.  If proven to be true, the alegation of perjury is the least of Curley's problems.  What a dastardly thing ti do, further subject a child to a pedophile and not file a polic report for fear that it will sully the reputation of Happy Valley (my conjecture).

Perjury charges are not taken lightly when brought by the Commonwealth. Where ther's smoke, there's ususally fire.

This is a sad day for not just the entire Penn State community but for all of us.  Preying on at-risk children.  I don't know if it gets much worse than that.

Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 2:55 pm

Penn State president Spanier releases statement

I am outraged by this statement. The grand jury reports numerous allegations of severe sexual abuse of unrelated children over a long period of time  The nature of the allegations, the different sources, and the time span all make this very, very crdible. And this "statement" is what the President of Penn State thinks is important to communicate? He isapparently more worried about the well being of adults who did nothing to protect the children.  To make matters worse, there is not one  word of compassion and regret for the victims. Not one word about what he intends to do to make sure it never happens again. This "statement" is not "leadership" it is cowardly self-interest.  My tax dollars support this institution and this President. The Board of Directors of this University, the Governor, and the Legislature should be demanding his resignation. 

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