Second Mile CEO Jack Raykovitz Resigns Amid Penn State Scandal

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The head of the charity founded by disgraced former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has resigned amid accusations that he knew about Sandusky's reprehensible behavior and never reported it to police. 

Jack Raykovitz has been the CEO of Second Mile for 28 years, until Sunday that is, when he posted a resignation note to the charity's website:

"I have submitted, and the Board has accepted, my resignation as President/CEO of The Second Mile. Providing any statement beyond that sentence takes the focus from where it should be - on the children, young adults and families who have been impacted. Their pain and their healing is the greatest priority."

The New York Daily News reports that according to the grand jury report, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley testified that he told Raykovitz "of the conducted reported to him" back in 2002.

Raykovitz is not facing any charges in connection with not reporting what he was apparently told about Sandusky.

In addition, the grand jury testimony also shows that Second Mile general counsel Wendell Courtney was told in 1998 that Sandusky was under investigation for inappropriate conduct with a boy. Courtney, who was also Penn State's counsel back then, resigned last week.

Second Mile has launched an investigation into its policies and procedures -- more than ten years too late for Sandusky's alleged victims.