On Nov. 17, former Penn State general counsel Wendell Courtney told the Centre Daily Times: I was never made aware of the alleged incidents of sexual misconduct regarding Sandusky until I read about them in the AGs presentment.
Counsel should correct The New York Times of Nov. 6: That official, Wendell Courtney, said in an interview Sunday that he had learned of allegations about Sandusky in 1998, but had left it to the police and prosecutors to investigate. Whatever they did, they did, he said of the campus police and local district attorney.
Courtney said he never sought to find out why no action had been taken.
Courtney did try to correct an error in the grand jury record on Nov. 12, but the Pennsylvania Attorney Generals Office wasnt buying it: Its clear from the findings of the grand jury that Mr. Courtney had direct dealings with both Penn State and The Second Mile and he had knowledge and was aware of the 1998 incident. ... The grand jury findings are based on evidence and testimony.
Despite his pleadings to the contrary, Courtney seems to have been well-positioned and well-informed throughout the scandal.
James Mullin Moorestown, N.J.