After the Freeh report was released, Spanier wrote to the trustees, denying the report’s allegations against him. He asked for a chance to defend himself in person. For 16 years, the trustees granted his every wish. That time had passed.
In 2001, according to Freeh, Spanier wrote an email that the only downside of their plan to not report Sandusky was “if the message isn’t ‘heard’ and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it. But that can be assessed down the road.”
Now, Spanier has reached the end of that road.