Published On: Mon, Jul 2nd, 2012

New emails from Sandusky case reveal Joe Paterno was part of Penn State cover-up

Emails obtained by CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 appear show that athletic director Tim Curley was ready to go to authorities after assistant coach Mike McQueary said he had seen Sandusky abusing a boy in the shower. 

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The claims contradict the version of events reported by Paterno before he died – in which he said that he reported allegations against Sandusky and wasn’t aware of the extent of the abuse.

One day later an email from Curley to Schultz reads: ‘After giving it more thought and talking it over with Joe (Paterno) yesterday, I am uncomfortable with what we agreed were the next steps.

‘I am having trouble with going to everyone, but the person involved (Sandusky).’

Curley allegedly planned to professional help for Sandusky after talking to him but to keep the punishment for his crimes ‘in-house’. 

Former college president Graham Spanier is accused of being ‘supportive’ of the plan but pointed out that they would be open to accusations of a cover up if they stayed quiet. 

‘The only downside for us is if the message isn’t heard and acted upon and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it,’ he allegedly says emails obtained by CNN .

Mr McQueary saw Sandusky abusing the boy in the shower in 1998 but only reported it to university authorities in 2001 – when the email exchange took place.


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