HARRISBURG -- Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and Senior Vice President Gary Schultz were released on $75,000 unsecured bail each after their arraignments Monday afternoon on charges that they failed to report suspected child-sexual abuse by a former coach and committed perjury in their related grand jury testimony.
The arraignments were before Magisterial District Judge William Wenner in Dauphin County, because the alleged perjury occurred in Harrisburg before the grand jury.
The pair are accused of failing to alert police to complaints that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused eight boys. They are also charged with lying to a state grand jury investigating the former defensive coordinator.
Curley's attorney, Caroline Roberto of Pittsburgh, said they are "ready to step up, ready to fight and ready to win."
Curley and Schultz have the unconditional support of university President Graham Spanier, according to a statement released Saturday. Spanier called the allegations "troubling" but predicted the school officials would be exonerated.
Mirror reporter Phil Ray was at the arraignment and will have a story for Tuesday's Mirror.