Attorneys representing two Penn State officials accused of lying to a state grand jury investigating sex abuse allegations against former Nittany Lions coach Jerry Sandusky issued statements Saturday that their clients are innocent.
Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz have been charged with perjury and failure to report suspected abuse in the investigation. They are scheduled to be arraigned on those charges in Harrisburg Monday.
Schultz's attorney, Tom Farrell, issued the following statement through Penn State:
"Gary Schultz is innocent of all charges," he wrote. "We believe in the legal system, and we believe it will vindicate him. We will fight these charges in court, and Gary Schultz will be proven innocent of all of them.
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Curley's attorney, Caroline Roberto, issued this statement:
"Tim Curley is innocent of all charges against him. We will vigorously challenge the charges in court and we are confident he will be exonerated."
Penn State is paying legal costs for Curley and Schultz because the allegations against them concern how they fulfilled their responsibilities as employees, spokeswoman Lisa Powers said.