Statement from President Spanier

November 05, 2011

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.

Graham Spanier

Penn State has heard from the attorneys representing both Tim Curley and Gary Schultz. They have released the following statements:

Attorney Tom Farrell:

"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."

Attorney Caroline Roberto:

"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."

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