Spanier: Curley, Schultz 'Operate at the Highest Levels of Honesty'
UPDATED @ 2:21 p.m. Nov. 5: Attorneys representing Schultz and Curley released statements Saturday. They were sent to reporters via Penn State's public-information office.
The prepared statement attributed to attorney Tom Farrell -- representing Schultz -- reads as follows: "Gary Schultz is innocent of all charges. 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."
The second prepared statement, attributed to attorney Caroline Roberto -- representing Curley -- reads as follows: "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."
Earlier coverage is posted below.
Earlier coverage, posted @ 12:40 p.m. Nov. 5:
As former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz face criminal charges, university President Graham Spanier released a written statement Saturday.
Spanier's full statement, sent to StateCollege.com, is posted below. Links to earlier reports about the charges are posted below the statement. The 23-page, detailed grand-jury presentment outlining the claims against Sandusky is posted in a PDF document via the state attorney general's website. (A warning to readers: Material in the presentment is exceedingly graphic.)
At this point, Spanier declined to offer any comment beyond his written statement:
The allegations about a former coach are troubling, and it is appropriate that they be investigated thoroughly. Protecting children requires the utmost vigilance.
With regard to the other presentments, I wish to say that Tim Curley and Gary Schultz have my unconditional support. I have known and worked daily with Tim and Gary for more than 16 years. I have complete confidence in how they have handled the allegations about a former University employee.
Tim Curley and Gary Schultz operate at the highest levels of honesty, integrity and compassion. I am confident the record will show that these charges are groundless and that they conducted themselves professionally and appropriately.