That may be so, but within 48 hours the call was to be made to ChildLine. That call was required by Paterno because McQueary already followed protocol and that made Paterno the designated agent. Why do I say that? Because the crimes were committed by a member of the coaching staff that Paterno was head of. Paterno was direct head of the football program. That means he was boss. His bosses were not directly over the football program, they are head of the University. So yes, Paterno was the designated agent.
Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley has been charged with perjury and is one of the central figures in the institutional cover up of Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children over the course of decades at Penn State. Though he is no longer Athletic Director, Curley is on administrative leave from the University in order to devote his efforts to defending himself full-time. He has not been fired, like former coach Joe Paterno and former President Graham Spanier, neither of whom have been indicted on criminal charges. Gary Schultz, the former Penn State administrator who was also charged with perjury, has retired. Curley made an aggressive choice to hire defense attorney Caroline Roberto, who at Curley's Monday indictment, likened Curley's criminal charges to receiving a speeding ticket. It is unclear whether or not the University is paying Curley's legal fees. When asked specifically if Penn State was paying legal fees for Curley and Schultz, John Surma, a member of Penn State's Board of Trustees, told reporters that he could not answer the question. Most likely, Penn State does not feel assured that it can fire Curley without a countersuit from Curley.
As I wrote earlier this week, Penn State did not have to wait through due legal process to fire Paterno or Spanier, since they were obviously unfit for their positions of leadership. The case against Curley may not be as clear, after his pre-emptive move to vacate his position of authority. And as his choice of legal representation shows, Curley might not go quietly if Penn State tries to oust him.
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by mugger
We may have to wait a while before we understand why some have been fired and others haven't.
Some of this will have to be played out in Federal Court. When civil suits in this matter are filed, they will be heard in Federal Court. If these civil cases are filed in state courts, the state will claim sovereignty, as the university is a state supported entity which was created through a state charter.
This fact will also create an issue of conflict of interest in the criminal trials which will be held in state court. The university (it's employees) will be defendants in the criminal cases, and the state will be prosecuting the cases..... And the state is the final entity in charge of the university.
I think that there were deals made last week or before, concerning which university employees would be keeping their jobs, according to their testimony in upcoming cases. It also may point to why Paterno was fired.
Originally posted by aviatrix
Montour County District Attorney Robert Buehner Jr., a close friend of Gricar's, believes he was likely murdered. He defended Gricar's honesty and said there's likely a sound, legal explanation why Gricar didn't charge Sandusky in 1998.
Buehner believes Gricar likely reviewed Sandusky's comments to the boy's mother and determined they "were so ambiguous that it was not a 'confession', it was not an 'admission.'"
Stacy Parks Miller, the current Centre County DA, didn't return a call for comment; her office rejected two Right-to-Know requests filed on Thursday by the AP. The office said it couldn't release records about Gricar's disappearance because that investigation is ongoing. Gricar's file on the 1998 allegations against Sandusky also can't be released, Miller's office said, because "there are no such records in the office."
More interest -- Gricar's brother also was found floating in a river in Ohio about one year after Gricar's car was found near the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. As far as DA in Pennsylvania Gricar --There were cigarette ashes in his ashtray and he did not smoke. His car was a snazzy coupe red sports car with customized plates. The owner of an antique store said that he believes Gricar was in the store that morning, (he had been in there before) and appeared to be waiting for someone. The location of the antique store whereby the auto was found happens to be 50 miles away from his work -- but only 10 miles away from ---- the campus of Penn State....Smell any rats yet? Also of interest is that he reportedly was seen 3 days later in WIlkes-Barre. His lap top was found near a bridge in the river water and his hard drive was much later found on the banks of the river about a year later. Those apparently were meant to be found right? As if to say: I destroyed everything on my computer - there is nothing for anyone to find...here is the evidence. But then his brother turns up dead in Ohio a year later.
Some circumstanial evidence is very strong -- as when one finds a trout in the milk -- just saying.
I also find it very curious that DA Gricar chose not to prosecute, had been married 2 times and divorced, drove a snzzy coupe with custom plates, enjoyed antiques......and chose not to prosecute a child molester.....
edit on 12-11-2011 by aviatrix because: to explain that there were two Gricars, both suspected of suicide -- one body found in Ohio and one body never found