Three former Penn State officials are scheduled to appear in court today on charges alleging they failed to report child sex abuse by former Jerry Sandusky, then covered up the allegations against the former football assistant coach.
Former president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley are due to make appearances in court in Harrisburg for a preliminary hearing to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed to trial.
The Sandusky scandal cost all three men their jobs at Penn State. They all proclaim innocence.
Sandusky was convicted last year of 45 counts of child sex abuse, including for acts committed in the Penn State football building. He is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence.