Penn State: 1998 shower complaint and 2001 McQueary report

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1998 SHOWER COMPLAINT

• In January 2011, Paterno testified before a Pennsylvania grand jury about whether he knew of inappropriate conduct by Jerry Sandusky with young boys, beyond a 2001 shower incident reported to him by his assistant coach Mike McQueary. His answer to the grand jury: “I do not know of anything else that Jerry would be involved in of that nature, no. I do not know of it.”

Weeks before his death, The Washington Post asked Paterno whether he knew of a 1998 investigation after a woman complained Sandusky had showered with her son. Paterno said: “It wasn’t like it was something everybody in the building knew about. Nobody knew about it.”

• Tim Curley and Gary Schultz exchanged e-mails in May 1998. One, with the subject line “Joe Paterno,” read: “I have touched base with the coach. Keep us posted.”

2001 MCQUEARY REPORT

• Before the grand jury, Paterno was asked if the 2001 McQueary report was relayed to any other university officials. His response: “No … I thought (Tim) would look into it and handle it appropriately.”

After his death, the Paterno family issued a written statement by Paterno that said he contacted Curley the day after speaking to McQueary.

The Post asked why he didn’t follow up more aggressively. Paterno said: “I didn’t know exactly how to handle it and I was afraid to do something that might jeopardize what the university procedure was. So I backed away and turned it over to some other people, people I thought would have a little more expertise than I did.”

• Curley wrote an e-mail to Schultz on Feb. 27, 2001, discussing contacting authorities. Curley wrote: “After giving it more thought and talking it over with Joe yesterday – I am uncomfortable with what we agreed were the next steps.”

– Associated Press

1998 SHOWER COMPLAINT

• In January 2011, Paterno testified before a Pennsylvania grand jury about whether he knew of inappropriate conduct by Jerry Sandusky with young boys, beyond a 2001 shower incident reported to him by his assistant coach Mike McQueary. His answer to the grand jury: “I do not know of anything else that Jerry would be involved in of that nature, no. I do not know of it.”

Weeks before his death, The Washington Post asked Paterno whether he knew of a 1998 investigation after a woman complained Sandusky had showered with her son. Paterno said: “It wasn’t like it was something everybody in the building knew about. Nobody knew about it.”

• Tim Curley and Gary Schultz exchanged e-mails in May 1998. One, with the subject line “Joe Paterno,” read: “I have touched base with the coach. Keep us posted.”

2001 MCQUEARY REPORT

• Before the grand jury, Paterno was asked if the 2001 McQueary report was relayed to any other university officials. His response: “No … I thought (Tim) would look into it and handle it appropriately.”

After his death, the Paterno family issued a written statement by Paterno that said he contacted Curley the day after speaking to McQueary.

The Post asked why he didn’t follow up more aggressively. Paterno said: “I didn’t know exactly how to handle it and I was afraid to do something that might jeopardize what the university procedure was. So I backed away and turned it over to some other people, people I thought would have a little more expertise than I did.”

• Curley wrote an e-mail to Schultz on Feb. 27, 2001, discussing contacting authorities. Curley wrote: “After giving it more thought and talking it over with Joe yesterday – I am uncomfortable with what we agreed were the next steps.”

– Associated Press


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