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Penn State Releases Official Statement Regarding Jerry Sandusky Investigation

Penn State has released an official statement from University President Graham Spanier in regards to the Jerry Sandusky investigation and charges:

The allegations about a former coach are troubling, and it is appropriate that they be investigated thoroughly. Protecting children requires the utmost vigilance.

With regard to the other presentments, I wish to say that Tim Curley and Gary Schultz have my unconditional support. I have known and worked daily with Tim and Gary for more than 16 years. I have complete confidence in how they have handled the allegations about a former University employee.

Tim Curley and Gary Schultz operate at the highest levels of honesty, integrity and compassion. I am confident the record will show that these charges are groundless and that they conducted themselves professionally and appropriately.

Graham Spanier

Sandusky has been charged by state prosecutors of sexually abusing eight young me. Nittany Lions Athletic Director Tim Curley and school administrator Gary Schulz have also been charged with perjury in relation to the case.

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