Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Attorneys for Tim Curley, Gary Schultz issue statements in support of Spanier attorneys' Freeh report critique

The attorneys for former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Vice President of Finance Gary Schultz both released statements this evening after a morning news conference held by Tim Lewis, the attorney for former Penn State President Graham Spanier.

Statement from Tom Farrell, counsel for Gary Schultz:

“I absolutely agree with Judge Lewis: The Freeh Report is inaccurate, incomplete and unfair, to Dr. Spanier, Mr. Schultz, Mr. Curley, coach Paterno and to Penn State. Its conclusions are unreasonable and unsupported in fact.

“As Judge Lewis stated, Mr. Schultz never told Dr. Spanier that Mr. Sandusky sexually abused a boy because, as Mr. Schultz truthfully testified at the grand jury (hearing), Mike McQueary never told Mr. Schultz that he witnessed sexual abuse — as Mr. McQueary’s family doctor and friend, Dr. Dranov, confirmed. Judge Freeh chose to ignore these critical facts.

“Mr. Schultz looks forward to a fair trial of the facts in January before an impartial jury of his peers.”

Statement from Caroline Roberto, counsel for Tim Curley:

“As I said last month, the Freeh Report is, at its best, lopsided, incomplete, baseless and severely devoid of critical facts. Apparently, Mr. Spanier’s lawyers agree with that assessment.

“But, as Mr. Spanier’s lawyers said today, there is one thing about which there is no doubt, ... Tim Curley did not tell Dr. Spanier that Mr. Sandusky sexually abused a young boy in 2001, and that is because Mike McQueary never told anyone, including Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, that he witnessed Mr. Sandusky sexually abusing a young boy in a Penn State shower.

“At trial, the high standard that will determine the truth will be proof beyond a reasonable doubt, instead of the baseless opinion of a so-called independent investigation.”