Students rioted over the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno because they felt the media unjustly characterized Paterno as negligent concerning the accusations against former coach Jerry Sandusky that he raped boys for over a decade. But have they read the Grand Jury investigation? Read this excerpt below. See where it says “Paterno called Tim Curley…?” It should read “Paterno called the police” or “Paterno called local law enforcement” or “Paterno called 911” or “Paterno called Child Services.” You get the picture.
Read the full investigation.
Joseph V. Paterno testified to receiving the graduate assistant’s report at his home on a Saturday morning. Paterno testified that the graduate assistant was very upset. Paterno called Tim Curley (“Curley”), Penn State Athletic Director and Paterno’s immediate superior, to his home the very next day, a Sunday, and reported to him that the graduate assistant had seen Jerry Sandusky in the Lasch Building showers fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy.
Approximately one and a half weeks later, the graduate assistant was called to a meeting with Penn State Athletic Director Curley and Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz (“Schultz”). The graduate assistant reported to Curley and Schultz that he had witnessed what he believed to be Sandusky having anal sex with a boy in the Lasch Building showers. Curley and Schultz assured the graduate assistant that they would look into it and determine what further action they would take. Paterno was not present for this meeting.