Penn State Ex-VP Appeals Sandusky-related Ruling

Feb. 11, 2001: Schultz reaches out to University outside legal counsel Wendell Courtney and discusses the "reporting of suspected child abuse." Courtney conducts legal research on the issue and has another conference with Schultz that same day. Getty Images

A former Penn State University administrator accused of covering up complaints about Jerry Sandusky is appealing a judge's recent decision that allowed the case to continue.

Retired university vice president Gary Schultz filed a notice with the county court on Friday that says he's appealing to the Superior Court in Harrisburg.

He's asking the appellate court to review the Feb. 9 ruling by a judge who supervised the grand jury that investigated him, Sandusky and two other university officials.

Schultz's attorney Tom Farrell says the brief notice of appeal will be followed by a document that lays out the basis for it.

Schultz's co-defendants are former Penn State president Graham Spanier and former athletic director Tim Curley. Sandusky, the school's former assistant coach, is serving a lengthy child molestation prison sentence.

An internal probe led by former FBI director Louis Freeh concluded that Joe Paterno and the university's former president Graham Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and Schultz concealed critical information and "failed to protect against a sexual predator harming children for over a decade."

A February report commissioned by the family portrayed Paterno as the victim of a "rush to injustice" spawned by the university-financed internal probe. Dick Thornburgh, the former U.S. attorney general and former Pennsylvania governor, was among the people assembled to review Freeh's findings.