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Latest Graham Spanier Items
Ten days before Joe Paterno died of lung cancer in January, Penn State's Hall of Fame football coach who preached "success with honor" told a federal grand jury that he knew nothing about inappropriate contact between Jerry Sandusky and boys other than a 2001 incident in a locker room shower.
Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno and other top school officials hushed up child-sex-abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing the former assistant football coach to prey on other youngsters, according to a scathing internal report issued Thursday on the scandal.
There is no benefit of the doubt any longer because, well, because there should no longer be any doubt.
The team brought in by Penn State to investigate how the university handled molestation accusations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will release its highly anticipated report Thursday, with the school's reputation and future direction hanging in the balance.
A potentially explosive report into whether football coach Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials took steps to conceal that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was a child molester will be released Thursday — online for all to see, officials said Tuesday.
Dead men tell no tales, offer no rebuttals and provide no corroboration. So aside from potential damage to his legacy, former football coach Joe Paterno escaped further punishment for his role in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case. But Paterno also lost the ability to fight for his name when he died in January.
Emails show Penn State's former president Graham Spanier agreed not to take allegations of sex abuse against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to authorities but worried university officials would be "vulnerable" for failing to report it, a news organization has reported.
Jerry Sandusky's trial in the Penn State scandal opened in graphic fashion Monday with the first witness testifying that the retired coach molested him in the locker-room showers and in hotels while trying to ensure his silence with gifts and trips to bowl games.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier and another top university official exchanged emails discussing an allegation that Jerry Sandusky molested a boy in a university shower in 2001 but ultimately decided against alerting child welfare authorities, NBC News reported Monday.