Reporting Jim Melwert
ABINGTON, Pa. (CBS) – As the fallout continues over the sexual abuse allegations against Penn State defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky (see related story), Athletic Director Tim Curley and Senior Vice President of Business and Finance Gary Schultz are stepping down from their positions. Curley is requesting a leave of absence, Schultz going back into retirement. Both men will be arraigned today (see related story).
Penn State students say they’re not only disgusted with the charges against Jerry Sandusky, they say they’re also disgusted with how the grand jury says it was handled.
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“I think it’s definitely a black eye for the entire university,” one student says. “I wish it would have been dealt with in a more mature way from the very beginning.”
“Everybody thought he was the heir apparent and he was a great coach, but you never know what goes on in people’s private lives.”
“Shocking” is the most common word used. Students here think not just athletic director Tim Curley and senior VP of business and finance Gary Schultz should be held responsible, but administrators all the way up the chain should be held responsible if the charges are true.
Most students also believe head coach Joe Paterno did all he was supposed to do, though they say they wouldn’t be surprised if this were it for the long-time head coach.
Paterno is not facing charges, and this Penn Stater says he shouldn’t be implicated, “He’s going to get the fallout, but I don’t think he deserves it at all.”
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Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio 1060