Originally Posted by corkboard
For the life of me I can't understand why none of them thought it through. Stupid. Although it makes you wonder if Sandusky had something to leverage his position.
The likeliest explanation IMO is that none of them thought Sandusky was really a hard core molestor. (Discussed at length in a Pit thread.)
Originally Posted by Boyo Jim
I have to say I'm curious as to why Spanier is NOT facing criminal charges (for the moment, at least). Even if Spanier didn't testify, or he used vaguer term in his testimony so they couldn't charge him with perjury, wouldn't he too be considered a mandated reporter? It seems to me that Curley and Schultz could point to Spanier and say, "He's our boss, it was HIS duty to report" -- basically just what MacQueary and Paterno claimed.
I don't think Curley & Schultz could point to Spanier. You don't automatically get to point to your boss. You get to point to whoever the employer has designated as the guy who deals with such things. For a typical employee that would indeed be their supervisor. But once you get to the level of C&S, I don't think that holds anymore. I don't think Spanier was designated as the guy that C&S were supposed to report these types of things to. To the contrary, it was their job and not his to deal with these types of issues.
And that might get Spanier off the hook as well. Once C&S knew about it, I don't know if Spanier had an independent duty to report it, since the guys who were supposed to deal with these types of issues had the information.
Of course, this is could be wrong etc.