The names to know in the Sandusky case


The names to know in the Sandusky case

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JERRY SANDUSKY Role: Former assistant football coach and founder of The Second Mile charity for children, accused of molesting boys over a 15-year period. Background: Arrested in November after a long investigation by a statewide grand jury. He had been a very successful defensive coach for the Nittany Lions for 30 years, and prosecutors say he used his fame in the community to attract victims. Charges: Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault of a young child, unlawful contact with minors, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children. Status: His trial is under way. ------ DOTTIE SANDUSKY Role: Married to Jerry Sandusky. Background: Dottie Sandusky has stood by her husband, posting his bail, accompanying him to court proceedings and issuing a statement in December that proclaimed his innocence and said accusers were making up stories. She is not charged. ------ TIM CURLEY Role: Penn State athletic director, on leave while he fights criminal charges for actions related to the Sandusky scandal. Background: Curley fielded a complaint about Sandusky in a team shower with a boy in early 2001, and told a grand jury he instructed Sandusky not to be inside Penn State athletic facilities with any young people. Charges: Failure to properly report suspected child abuse and perjury for lying to the grand jury. He's not on trial with Sandusky, denies the allegations and is seeking to have the charges dismissed. ------ GARY SCHULTZ Role: Penn State vice president for business and finance, now retired. Background: Schultz told the grand jury that head coach Joe Paterno and assistant Mike McQueary reported the 2001 shower incident "in a very general way" but did not provide details. Charges: Failure to properly report suspected child abuse and perjury for lying to the grand jury. He's not on trial with Sandusky, denies the allegations and is seeking to have the charges dismissed. ------ MIKE MCQUEARY Role: Assistant Penn State football coach. Was a graduate assistant in 2001, when he says he witnessed Jerry Sandusky and a boy naked together in a team shower. McQueary took his complaint to Paterno, who alerted university administrators. Background: McQueary testified in court Tuesday that he had "no doubt" Sandusky was having some type of intercourse with the boy. ------ JOE AMENDOLA Role: Defense attorney for Jerry Sandusky. Background: Amendola has been second-guessed for allowing Sandusky to go on network television and speak at length with a reporter for The New York Times after his arrest. Has won several legal battles for Sandusky, including getting him released on bail and fighting the prosecution's effort to have the case heard by a jury from outside the State College area. His office is in State College. ------ KARL ROMINGER Role: Another defense attorney for Jerry Sandusky. Background: Rominger suggested in media interviews that Sandusky might have been teaching "basic hygiene skills" to some of the youths, such as how to put soap on their bodies. His office is in Carlisle. ------ JOSEPH McGETTIGAN III Role: Lead prosecutor. Background: McGettigan, currently senior deputy attorney general, is a veteran prosecutor with stints in the Philadelphia and Delaware County district attorneys' offices and the U.S. attorney's office. McGettigan prosecuted John du Pont, the chemical fortune heir who killed an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler at his palatial estate in 1996. He's known as an aggressive, feisty lawyer. ------ JOHN CLELAND Role: Judge presiding over Sandusky's trial. Background: Cleland is a semi-retired senior judge from McKean County in western Pennsylvania. Known as courteous and fair-minded, Cleland previously chaired a state panel that investigated a nationally reported scandal in Luzerne County involving the trading of juvenile-detention suspects for cash. ------ JOE PATERNO Role: The longtime football coach was told by McQueary in 2001 that he saw Sandusky and Victim No. 2 in a shower on the Penn State campus and, in turn, told Curley and Schultz. Background: The head coach at Penn State from 1966 through 2011, and major college football's winningest, he offered to resign at the end of the 2011 season amid the uproar after Sandusky's arrest Nov. 6. The Penn State Board of Trustees, however, ousted him for what was called his "failure of leadership" surrounding allegations about Sandusky. He died of lung cancer Jan. 22. ------ SUE PATERNO Role: Married to Joe Paterno for almost 50 years, she raised five children with him and passionately defended her husband during the scandal and after he died. She is among the Sandusky defense team's potential trial witnesses. ------ TOM CORBETT Role: Now the governor of Pennsylvania, he was attorney general when the investigation into Sandusky was launched by state prosecutors. Background: Corbett is an ex-officio member of the Penn State Board of Trustees, although he did not actively participate until after Sandusky was charged in December. ------ LINDA KELLY Role: Pennsylvania attorney general, whose office is prosecuting Sandusky. Background: A career prosecutor in the Pittsburgh area, Kelly inherited the Sandusky probe from Corbett when she was confirmed as his temporary successor as attorney general. She leaves office in January. ------ FRANK NOONAN Role: Pennsylvania State Police commissioner. Background: Noonan garnered national attention two days after Sandusky's arrest when he criticized Paterno, a Penn State and sports icon, for failing his "moral responsibility" to do more when McQueary told him of the 2001 shower incident. ------ JACK RAYKOVITZ Role: Former CEO of The Second Mile, the charity Jerry Sandusky founded. Background: Raykovitz led the charity for almost 30 years and was a longtime friend of Sandusky's. Raykovitz testified before the grand jury that recommended indicting Sandusky on child abuse charges. He resigned from The Second Mile soon after the scandal broke, and board members later complained that Raykovitz hadn't told them enough about earlier allegations against Sandusky.

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Ravens announce inactives for Week 7 vs. Jets: Flacco in, Stanley, Suggs out

Ravens announce inactives for Week 7 vs. Jets: Flacco in, Stanley, Suggs out

EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J.  – Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (right shoulder) was active as expected Sunday, as was cornerback Jimmy Smith, who cleared concussion protocol.

However, seven key Ravens were inactive against the Jets – left tackle Ronnie Stanley, wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., right guard Marshal Yanda, cornerback Shareece Wright, and linebackers Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, and C. J. Mosley.

Some key points to follow in light of these injuries, as the Ravens (3-3) hoped to snap a three-game losing streak:


— It remained to be seen if Flacco would be 100 percent. He was later than normal coming out for pre-game warmups, perhaps getting treatment

—Without Suggs and Dumervil, the Ravens would face a challenge trying to generate a pass rush against Jets quarterback Geno Smith. Young pass rushers like Za’Darius Smith and Matt Judon will be counted on to step up.

—  Pass protection for Flacco could be an issue, with Stanley and Yanda both sidelined. It was surprise that Stanley was inactive, after practicing all week. Perhaps Stanley suffered a setback with the foot injury that had already kept him out the previous three weeks.

Here are the inactive players for the New York Jets.

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Ravens vs. Jets Live Updates: Week 7 scores, stats, highlights and analysis

Ravens vs. Jets Live Updates: Week 7 scores, stats, highlights and analysis

The Ravens have lost three straight games since starting 3-0, but a face a woeful Jets team that looks to quarterback Geno Smith for a spark. 

The Week 7 Ravens vs. Jets kicks off at MetLife Stadium at 1:00 p.m. on CBS. Be sure to watch Ravens Kickoff at Noon on CSN+.

CSN Mid-Atlantic will provide live updates of the Week 7 game between the Ravens and Jets.

You can find all the stats, scores, highlights, and analysis in the game thread below. Also, be sure to leave a comment in the section below the post.

Week 7 Ravens vs. Jets Live Updates:


1:28 p.m. - Ravens get the ball after a Jets punt, and Joe Flacco finds Mike Wallace on a 57-yard bomb. The Ravens have opened up the pass attack in recent weeks. They are looking to hit the big shot (Or get a PI call). It's working early against the Jets. 

1:25 p.m. - Jets center Nick Mangold is down on the field. Hard to tell what the injury was. Mangold now off the field after some help from team staff. That is a huge loss foran already banged up Jets offense. 

1:15 p.m. - RAVENS TOUCHDOWN! The Jets punter Lachlan Edwards botches the snap, and the Ravens defense pounces on the ball, picking it up in the end zone. Reserve WR Chis Moore is there for the TD. Good guys lead 7-0. 

1:12 p.m. - Terrance West is up on the sidelines, working on the ankle. He could return next series. But still, something to monitor. West has rushed for 295 yards and three touchdowns over the past three games. 

1:10 p.m. - Terrance West is getting taped up on the sidelines. This is something to keep an eye on. 

1:07 p.m. - Ravens open with a run, then a short pass for first down> Flacco then looks deep, but over throws his target. Ravens go back to the ground, and Kenneth Dixon can't pick up any yardage. Ravens pass on third-and-10, and it falls incomplete. Ravens will punt. The Ravens called a timeout before the punt. That's weird. 

1:01 p.m. - The Jets win the toss and defer. The Ravens will get the ball to start. Look for a heavy dose of the run game today, what with Joe Flacco nursing a sore shoulder and Terrance West playing strong in the last two games. 


12:45 p.m. - Speaking of Geno Smith: Do you need some last-minute daily fantasy help? Our fantasy expert ben Standig has you covered, and although the Jets aren't great, Geno Smith might be worth a value-play. Seriously. 

12:25 p.m. - Oh that's right. Marshal Yanda is out too. Joe Flacco is going to need to protect that shoulder of his.

12:20 p.m. - Joe Flacco is looking healthy during warmups. 

12:10 p.m. - The Jets turn to Geno Smith at the quarterback for Week 7. Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled in the first six games, throwing a NFL-high 11 interceptions, which is three more than the second-most (8). The Ravens defense has not been an issue in the first six games. Despite not having Terrell Suggs on Sunday, the Ravens should be able to feast on Smith and the Jets' offense.

11:55 a.m. - The Ravens list of inactive players for Week 7 is in. Joe Flacco is starting, which is good news. The bad news? Ronnie Stanley and Terrell Suggs aren't in uniform. 

11:45 a.m. - Welcome to CSN Mid-Atlantic's game thread for the Week 7 game between the Ravens and Jets. You can follow me on Twitter, @TroyMachir. Be sure to follow our CSN Ravens Insiders Clifton Brown and Bo Smolka, who are providing live analysis of the Week 7 title.  You can also follow our CSN Ravens account for all the latest Ravens videos, news and articles.