is heating up after allegations of sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for the football team, lack of Joe Paterno's, Penn State's head coach, actions along with administration.
Sandusky was arrested Saturday on 40 counts of sexually abusing minors in the span of 15 years. Two top school officials, Senior Vice President Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley, have stepped down through the course of the scandal after it was revealed they were told about the assaults but failed to contact the police.
Paterno's conscious is not clean either. His 46 season career at the age of 84 is likely to come to an end before his ten-year is renewed due to the fact that he concealed the incidents as well.
Schultz and Curley are accused of failing to alert police. Paterno is not being targeted in the investigation after he testified in front of the grand jury that led to the charges, but the state police commissioner became upset and chastised him and other school officials for not trying to stop the suspected abuse. Paterno may not be charged with a crime, but many news sources are reporting that he will be leaving the University within a matter of days or weeks.
The incident derives from a March 2002 encounter when an assistant football coach said he saw Sandusky assaulting a 10-year-old boy in a shower in the football locker rooms. The assistant coach, later identified as Mike McQueary, left and reported the incident to Paterno. Paterno then notified Curley who said he would look into the matter. Police were never notified by officials and the boy's identity remains unknown to the public. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg
, which first reported that the man had come forward, said he is in his 20s, knew Sandusky from The Second Mile
charity and never told his parents or authorities about the alleged encounters from nearly a decade ago. The now adult decided to contact the police department Sunday after seeing the news on Sandusky's arrest, Lt. David Young of the Montoursville station said to the Inquirer staff. Investigators took a statement from him then forwarded it to the Rockview station where officers are investigating the information. Young refused to release the man's name. As this all began to unfold other victims have contacted authorities.
According to an Inquirer article
, "Paterno is done." We will just have to wait and see how it all plays out but for the time being here are a few links to some other stories by the Philadelphia Inquirer related to the incident:
- Photo Gallery
- Staff Report
: Paterno Could Be Out
- John P. Martin and Jeremy Roebuck
: Paterno says all at Penn State were fooled by Sandusky
- Statement by The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees
on Paterno Coaching