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Penn State Scandal: Officials Discussed Jerry Sandusky With Lawyers In 2001

The news keeps getting worse for Penn State. A July 1 report from the Chronicle of Higher Education reveals a 2001 consultation with lawyers to discuss a "report of suspected child abuse" involving Jerry Sandusky. The news ties into another recent report showing efforts to keep a lid on incidents.

From the Chronicle report:

Top Pennsylvania State University officials held a three-hour meeting to discuss Jerry Sandusky in 2001 over concerns about the former coach's behavior with a boy in the football showers. A law-firm billing record from that conversation describes a "report of suspected child abuse," according to a person with knowledge of an independent investigation into the matter.

On Friday, a CNN report revealed a series of emails from 2001 between the school's vice president Gary Schultz, athletic director Tim Curley, and president Graham Spanier discussing plans to keep a lid on the Sandusky abuse reports.

New revelations over the actions of Penn State administrators could lead to additional charges in the case. Curley and Schultz already face perjury charges for lying to a grand jury as well as charges for failure to report Sandusky to the proper child welfare agencies.

For continued coverage of the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse trial, be sure to follow this StoryStream and stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more, check out Black Shoe Diaries, SB Nation's Penn State blog.

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