AG’s ‘no comment’ hints at trouble for Penn State president

Posted: November 07, 2011

Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said today that Pennsylvania State football coach Joe Paterno is not a target of the investigation into the alleged cover-up of child sex abuse that has rocked the school.

But she said she could not comment on Penn State President Graham Spanier, leaving open the possibility he is.

Kelly said Paterno had cooperated with the investigation of his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual assault of eight young boys in the past 15 years.

Officials have alleged that several of the victims were assaulted in the football locker room showers at Penn State campus.

Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said there "aren't many heros" in this investigation.

"This is not a case about football, this is not a case about universities - this is a case about children who had their innocence stolen from them and a culture that did nothing to stop it," Noonan said.

Tim Curley, Penn State's athletic director until Sunday, and Gary Schultz, who stepped down as senior vice president the same day, have been charged with perjury in the investigation.

Officials have charged that the pair learned of Sandusky's alleged behavior in 2002, but failed to report it to authorities and later lied to the investigating grand jury.

Schultz and Curley were to be arraigned this afternoon before Harrisburg District Judge William Wenner.

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