Lee Davis: Tim Curley Is The Source Of Misery For Penn State In The Sandusky Indictment

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - by Attorney Lee Davis
Lee Davis
Lee Davis

The Sandusky Indictment reveals that Tim Curley, Penn State AD, was told of graphic incidents involving Jerry Sandusky and young boys being sexually assaulted and raped on the Penn State campus. If anything can be more disturbing than the facts themselves, Sandusky was arrested for 40 counts related to allegations of sexual abuse of young boys over a 15-year period, it is that Curley did nothing with that information.

Jerry Sandusky, a 23-year defensive coordinator at Penn State football, is entitled to a fair trial and due process of law, but what is apparent from the indictment is that a culture of indifference or inaction led to boys being abused if these allegations are proven to be true.

As the sad facts of these cases surface, the all-too-familiar pattern of abuse returns. A mentor of disadvantaged youth has unfettered access to children. The adults who should be paying attention and protecting them are in denial as to what is happening. A witness speaks out to an institution leader, Joe Paterno, and the leader displays feet of clay. Certainly these allegations deserve more of a response from JoePa than a mere report to AD Tim Curley.

Read the indictment and ask, “wouldn’t anyone call the police with this information?” Penn State never did. The responsibility most certainly was Tim Curley’s and he let down every victim of child abuse in the Quaker State when he remained silent, for years.

AD Tim Curley and Gary Schultz (senior vice president for business and finance) left Penn State over the weekend. They face arraignment on charges that they lied to a grand jury investigating Sandusky and that they failed to properly report suspected child abuse. Reports are beginning to come in that Penn State is to announce that Joe Paterno is retiring. That pressure will escalate until he does. No scandal in college sports compares to what is emerging in State College. This, sadly for victims, fans and Penn State, is of an entirely different magnitude.

(Lee Davis is a Chattanooga attorney who can be reached at lee@davis-hoss.com or at 266-0605.)



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