Joe Paterno, college football’s oldest, winningest and perhaps most revered coach, was enveloped in a growing furor over the alleged cover-up of a sex abuse scandal at Penn State University.
According to the Pennsylvania state police, Paterno fulfilled his legal requirement when he relayed to university administrators that a grad assistant had seen form assistant coach Jerry Sandusky attacking a young boy in the team’s locker room shower in 2002. Two Penn State officials, charged with failure to report suspected child-sexual abuse and committing perjury in their related grand jury testimony, surrendered to authorities on Monday. Senior Vice President Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley both stepped down from their posts late Sunday, one day after the charges were announced. They weren't required to enter pleas but they had to surrender their passports. A judge in Harrisburg, Pa. set bail at $75,000. The pair are accused of failing to alert police to complaints that Sandusky had sexually abused eight boys. Sandusky is free on $100,000 bond after turning himself in over the weekend.