Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Spanier will not report to jail on Saturday


When Tim Curley and Gary Schultz report to Centre County Correctional Facility on Saturday, their former boss will not be with them.

Warden Christopher Schell did confirm the three men were due to surrender themselves for their short jail stays for misdemeanor counts of child endangerment this weekend.

Hours later, however, Dauphin County President Judge Richard Lewis signed an order delaying one of those stays.

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier will not be required to present himself, Lewis ordered, saying “his report date will be re-set pending resolution of his appeal.”

Spanier is appealing his conviction. He is the only one of the three men convicted of the endangerment charges in connection with Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse scandal. Former athletic director Curley and former vice president Schultz entered guilty pleas shortly before Spanier’s March trial, testifying against him.

In a separate order, Lewis said Spanier is required to file a statement of errors complained of on appeal within 21 days.

According to court records, that appeal was filed on July 6.

Spanier was sentenced to four months to one year, two months of which is set for incarceration and the remainder through house arrest. His trial judge, Berks County Senior Judge John Boccabella, denied a motion for acquittal or a new trial last week.

Curley was sentenced to seven to 23 months incarceration, with three months behind bars and the rest on house arrest, followed by two years probation.

Schultz is set to serve a six to 23 month incarceration, with two months in jail and the rest on house arrest, followed by two years probation.

Both Curley and Schultz were granted work release.

Lori Falce: 814-235-3910, @LoriFalce