Law & Policy: Civil Actions
- Former Penn State AD Curley Released from Prison
by Paul Steinbach October 2017
With Tim Curley's release from prison Oct. 3, there currently are no former Penn State University officials behind bars over the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Curley — Penn State's athletic director in 2011 when it was discovered that Sandusky, a former assistant coach in the Nittany Lions football program, had sexually abused minors on the PSU campus — pleaded guilty in March to one count of child endangerment and had been serving a work-release sentence of seven to 23 months. He will now be on house arrest for four months and on probation for two years, according to a report on pennlive.com.
Last month, former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz was released from the Centre County Correctional Facility. Like Curley, Schultz had pleaded guilty to child endangerment after his inaction related to a 2001 report by assistant football coach Mike McQueary in which McQueary indicated he had witnessed Sandusky abusing a boy in a locker room shower. Ten years then passed before Sandusky's arrest.
Former university president Graham Spanier's four-year prison sentence (including two years of house arrest) has been stayed pending the results of his appeal. Curley had testified for the prosecution in Spanier's case.
While on work release, Curley, 63, was employed by a non-profit cancer foundation. Schultz, 67, worked as a part-time consultant for landscaping company while serving his sentence, which still includes four months of house arrest and two years probation.
- HS Cancels Second Football Game Amid Investigation
by Dayton Daily News October 2017
The Crestwood High School football stadium will be empty today. The district has canceled the homecoming game against James A. Garfield due to an ongoing investigation...
- Man Arrested for Threatening Youth Soccer Team
by Judy Harrison October 2017
A Bangor man was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Union Street Athletic Field after allegedly displaying a weapon and threatening the members of a local youth soccer team, police said.
- Company Calls for Dismissal of Spielman Lawsuit
by The Columbus Dispatch October 2017
A federal lawsuit linking a talent management company to alleged improper use of former Ohio State athletes' photos...
- UCF Claims Construction-Defect Over Swaying Stadium
by Courtney Cameron October 2017
Last month, the University of Central Florida filed a lawsuit with the Orange County Circuit Court against architects and contractors involved in the construction of Spectrum Stadium.
- Nine Suspended Florida Players Face Possible Felony Charges
by Phillip Heilman September 2017
Nine University of Florida football players face the prospect of felony charges stemming from a scandal involving credit card fraud...
- Coach, Principal, AD Reassigned Amid Hazing Scandal
by Courtney Cameron September 2017
In a public statement Friday, the Chandler Unified School District announced that three administrators have been reassigned from Hamilton High School as an investigation continues into allegations that the men had knowledge of incidents of hazing involving physical and sexual assault and failed to inform authorities.
- Forced-Splits Investigation: Administrators Step Down
by Courtney Cameron September 2017
On Friday, Denver Public Schools superintendent Tom Boasberg released the findings of a legal investigation into the administration and cheerleading program at Denver East High School.
- Bulk of Ex-Coach's Lawsuit Against District Dismissed
by Ryan McKinnon September 2017
Senior Circuit Judge Lee Haworth on Tuesday dismissed seven of eight counts that former Manatee High School football coach Joe Kinnan brought against the School Board of Manatee County...
- $15M Park Renovation Project on Track for 2018 Opening
by Ben Calwell September 2017
Putnam County Parks and Recreation Director Jarrod Dean, who is also acting as project manager on the renovations, said the completed, all-new Valley Park will be a destination facility for sports teams and other groups and will be an economic driver for Putnam County.