Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Curley, Schultz plan to waive arraignment

Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and retired administrator Gary Schultz have entered not guilty pleas and will waive their formal arraignment on perjury and failure to abuse charges in Dauphin County Court next week, their lawyers said Friday.

Curley and Schultz were scheduled to appear Thursday for the arraignment, which is a process during which charges are read to the defendant and a plea is entered. Many defendants waive the proceeding, and they aren’t required to be present to enter their plea.

Prosecutors allege Curley and Schultz lied to a grand jury about what they knew of a sexual incident involving Jerry Sandusky and a young boy in a Penn State locker room shower that was witnessed by then-graduate assistant Mike

McQueary. Their lawyers, Tom Farrell and Caroline Roberto, said they’ll defend the charges at trial.

Curley and Schultz are free on $75,000 bail.