Ex-Penn State president’s lawyers dispute Freeh report

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for ousted Penn State President Graham Spanier on Wednesday attacked the university-sanctioned report on the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, calling it a “blundering and indefensible indictment” of his client.

Defense lawyer Timothy Lewis called Louis Freeh, the former FBI director who led the investigation that produced the report, a “biased investigator” who piled speculation on top of innuendo to reach his conclusions.

Mr. Lewis‘ remarks came at a news conference in Philadelphia designed to address Mr. Freeh’s accusations that Mr. Spanier helped Penn State cover up complaints about Sandusky in 1998 and 2001.

Mr. Lewis said Mr. Spanier had “scant involvement” in the complaints — and had no idea either was sexual in nature.

Mr. Spanier has not been charged in the case.

Sandusky awaits sentencing on 45 criminal counts involving 10 victims.

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