Report: Spanier’s Attorneys Will Hold Press Conference To “Counter” Freeh Report

The Harrisburg Patriot-News is reporting that attorneys for former Penn State President Graham Spanier will hold a press conference tomorrow to “counter” the Freeh report.

Spanier will not attend the press conference, scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow in Philadelphia, but his lawyers will try to rebuke the claims that Spanier played in a role of covering up Jerry Sandusky’s heinous crimes.

The Freeh Report was very harsh to Spanier, criticizing the former President’s leadership abilities and accusing him of maliciously failing to report Sandusky’s crimes — saying that he “failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.”

The timing of this press conference is peculiar, and many wonder why Spanier has not been charged with perjury, along with his former colleagues Tim Curley and Gary Schultz. Spanier testified to the Grand Jury that he had very limited knowledge of the 1998 and 2001 sexual abuse incidents, although evidence in the Freeh report seems to potentially indicate a more intimate knowledge.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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