Paterno accuses Penn St. of ‘screwing up’ over Sandusky allegations according to witness

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno apparently told a former assistant coach that the university botched its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Mike McQueary is testifying for three former Penn State officials purported to be involved in the scandal’s cover-up and said on Monday, July 29, that Paterno told him “Old Main screwed up,” referencing the university.

Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier, retired university vice president Gary Schultz, and former athletic director Tim Curley allegedly neglected to tell police investigators of their knowledge of Sandusky’s sexual abuse crime.

They were charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse, and conspiracy.

McQueary told the Harrisburg court that he saw Sandusky and a boy in a locker room shower engaging in a sexual act in 2001 and immediately reported the incident to the three officers. They dismissed the incident as horseplay.

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