Jerry Sandusky Scandal: 5 Key Figures in the Penn State Scandal

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Jerry Sandusky Scandal: 5 Key Figures in the Penn State Scandal
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Former athletic director Tim Curley is one of two Penn State officials who has been charged with perjury

This week, Penn State University has been rocked by a sexual abuse scandal surrounding former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, and the alleged cover-up that followed.

The school and the community are shocked, angered and saddened by the failure of university officials to alert authorities about reports they received concerning alleged sexual assaults that Sandusky committed on young boys at the school’s football facilities.

The story quickly become national front-page news after legendary head coach Joe Paterno, one of the most iconic figures in college football history, was fired Wednesday night.

Paterno has been the main focus of the story so far, but he’s not the only one who deserves blame for failing to do more about the horrific actions conducted by Sandusky.

Aside from the alleged perpetrator himself, here’s a look at the five biggest scapegoats involved in the Sandusky scandal.

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