Penn State Scandal: LIVE UPDATES On Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno And Investigation

11/08/2011 12:38 pm ET | Updated Jan 08, 2012
  • The Huffington Post

The Penn State campus was rocked by shocking allegations of sexual abuse by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The former coach has been charged with sexually assaulting eight young boys over a span of 15 years.

Athletic Director Tim Curley and senior vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz face criminal charges for lying to the grand jury investigating Sandusky as well as for failing to alert the police when the accusations were first brought to them in 2002. The two stepped down on Sunday night.

According to the police report, a graduate student (later identified as current assistant football coach Mike McQueary) witnessed Sandusky sexually assault a naked boy in a team locker room shower in 2002. He reportedly told head coach Joe Paterno the following morning. The legendary football coach is said to have immediately told Curley. On Monday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly spoke to reporters and said Paterno was not a target of the investigation. Paterno had been scheduled to address the media at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, but that press conference was cancelled shortly before it was set to begin.

With reports swirling that Paterno will be forced out and with new victims still coming forward, this story is developing at a rapid pace. Follow here for updates on the situation as it unfolds. Send tips to @HuffPostSports.

11/18/2011 3:24 PM EST

@ Ben_Jones88 :

According to the letter, the NCAA first contacted Penn State about these issues on November 5th.

11/18/2011 3:24 PM EST

@ Ben_Jones88 :

Bylaws in question include: 19.01.2, 10.1, and Institutional control which is found in (2.1, 6.01.1 and 6.4)

11/18/2011 3:23 PM EST

@ Ben_Jones88 :

The questions surround these issues : Institutional control, monitoring future actions, the actions of the accused, and general compliance

11/18/2011 3:23 PM EST

@ Ben_Jones88 :

The NCAA has launched an investigation of Penn State. University officials will have to answer several questions by December 16th.

11/18/2011 3:23 PM EST

NCAA Investigation

NCAA President Mark Emmert sent a letter to Penn State notifying the University that they will launch an investigation into their athletic programs.

"I am writing to notify you that the NCAA will examine Penn State's exercise of institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics programs, as well as the actions, and inactions, of relevant responsible personnel," Emmert wrote. "We recognize that there are ongoing federal and state investigations and the NCAA does not intend to interfere with those probes."

11/15/2011 6:45 PM EST

@ Ben_Jones88 :

It took Sandusky more time to answer "Are you attracted to boys" than to finish that McQueary interview.

11/15/2011 6:39 PM EST

Quick Interview

@ Ben_Jones88 :

The interview has started. It is now over.

11/15/2011 6:35 PM EST

Great Interview...

@ PeteThamelNYT :

So much for that McQueary interview. Bad job by CBS promoting it. That was a no comment.

11/15/2011 6:34 PM EST

McQueary Speaks

Barely... Basically, McQueary said he won't talk until it all plays out and that was it. Great promotion by CBS..

11/15/2011 6:31 PM EST

More Victims

CBS Evening News reports that more victims have come forward in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case.

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