Former PSU lawyer's role during Sandusky scandal to be argued

12.17.13 | Bob Price

A former Supreme Court justice's legal advice takes center stage today at a pretrial hearing for three former Penn State administrators charged with covering up child sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky, the schools’ former assistant football coach. Former President Graham Spanier, ex-Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley contend the unusual roles played by then-university counsel Cynthia Baldwin during the grand jury investigation violated their rights. They want Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover to dismiss perjury and other charges. The administrators claim Baldwin represented “them” before the grand jury investigating Sandusky. Baldwin claims she represented the “university” and later testified against the administrators before the grand jury. Penn State has reached nearly $60 million in settlements this year with 26 men abused by Sandusky.  The trial for Curley, Schultz and Spanier has yet to be scheduled.