Officials get jail time in Sandusky case
Penn State’s former president and two other ex-administrators were sentenced to at least two months in jail by a Harrisburg, Pa., judge for failing to report a child sexual abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky a decade before his arrest engulfed the university in scandal and brought down football coach Joe Paterno.
“They ignored the opportunity to put an end to his crimes when they had a chance to do so,” Judge John Boccabella said as he lambasted the three defendants and the Hall of Fame coach over a delay that prosecutors say enabled Sandusky to molest four more boys.
Former president Graham Spanier, 68, was sentenced to four to 12 months, with the first two in jail and the rest under house arrest. He was convicted of child endangerment.
Former athletic director Tim Curley, 63, received a sentence of seven to 23 months, with three in jail. Former vice president Gary Schultz, 67, was given six to 23 months, with two months behind bars. They pleaded guilty to child endangerment.
The three are to report to jail July 15. They all apologized in the courtroom to Sandusky’s victims before the sentences were handed down.
The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in a stunning move midway through their voluntary workouts.
The Chiefs had just $3.5 million available under the salary cap before the move. By releasing Maclin after June 1, they saved about $10 million that they can use to sign their three remaining draft picks and any additional free agents. Maclin, 29, was due a base salary of $9.75 million this season.
The Chargers and rookie offensive lineman Dan Feeney have agreed to a four-year deal, meaning the team has now signed each of its picks from the this year’s NFL draft. Feeney, selected by the Chargers in the third round, has been participating in the team’s offseason program. He is expected to compete for playing time at guard and possibly center, where he played during the team’s rookie minicamp.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta reinjured the same troublesome right hip that already has been surgically repaired twice. He was hurt during a practice session Friday. Each time Pitta hurt the hip previously, the injury was serious enough to be considered career-ending. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Pitta will undergo tests to determine the severity of the injury.
Kyle Busch led a strong qualifying effort for Toyota, turning a lap of 158.954 mph to win the pole at Dover (Del.) International Speedway for Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism. Martin Truex Jr. was second, followed by Daniel Suarez and Matt Kenseth. Busch, Suarez and Kenseth are all winless this season for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Johnny Sauter won the Truck Series race at Dover. The reigning series champion, Sauter won for the first time this season. Sauter and Kaz Grala made it a 1-2 finish for GMS Racing.