Officials offer condolences on Paterno

BY foxsports • January 22, 2012

Two officials facing charges in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal are offering their condolences on the death of Joe Paterno.

Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and retired vice president Gary Schultz issued statements Sunday through attorneys.

Curley says ''words cannot express'' the sorrow he and his family feel. He says Paterno coached and mentored him and ''taught me what it meant to compete with integrity and honor.''

Curley is on administrative leave.

Schultz calls working with Paterno for many years a ''sincere honor and distinct pleasure.'' He says, ''No one loved Penn State more than Joe.''

Schultz and Curley await trial after pleading not guilty to charges of perjury and failing to report to authorities sex abuse allegations against a longtime assistant coach in 2002.

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