Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Curley, Schultz begin jail sentences; Spanier plays washboard at Arts Fest

Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are in jail.

Centre County Correctional Facility officials confirmed Saturday that the two former Penn State executives surrended themselves to begin the incarceration terms of their sentences before 6:58 a.m.

Both men entered guilty pleas in March to one count each of misdemeanor child endangerment in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. They were sentenced in June in Dauphin County Court, but permitted to serve their sentences in Centre County.

Former athletic director Curley received a sentence of seven to 23 months incarceration, with three months in jail before completing the term on house arrest. He is also set to spend two years on probation.

Former vice president Schultz is beginning a six to 23 month sentence, starting with two months in jail and the rest to be served on house arrest. He was also given a subsequent two years probation.

Both Curley and Schultz were granted work release.

According to court documents, Curley, who suffers from lung cancer, will work for a non-profit cancer charity, the Team Ream Foundation, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in development and fundraising, while Schultz plans to do part-time financial consulting work for Scott’s Landscaping in Centre Hall.

Both men testified against former Penn State president Graham Spanier who was convicted of the same endangerment count. Spanier is appealing his conviction and his sentence is delayed pending that outcome.

Spanier did not stay home Saturday while his former employees and fellow defendants who testified against him in court were adjusting to jaillife behind bars. Instead, he was seen on stage at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, playing the washboard with the Rustical Quality String Band. 

Spanier asked the court for a new trial or a judgment of acquittal in his motions leading up to an order on Thursday delaying his sentence. He also argued for house arrest due to medical problems, including cancer and cardiac issues.