Of­fi­cials get jail time in San­dusky case

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Dan Woike

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.

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