Posted August 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
More than a month after an explosive investigative report accused Penn State's ousted president of burying child sex-abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky, Graham Spanier has so far avoided criminal charges -- unlike two of his colleagues. That doesn't mean he's in the clear, according to legal experts. As attorneys for athletic director Tim Curley and retired vice president Gary Schultz try to persuade a Dauphin County judge to dismiss the case against them on Thursday, Spanier remains vulnerable to criminal charges over his alleged role in a scandal that has shaken Penn State to its core, outside lawyers said. Former FBI director Louis Freeh's university-commissioned report that accused the ex-president -- along with Curley, Schultz and football coach Joe Paterno -- of covering up a 2001 allegation against Sandusky could help lay the groundwork for a prosecution. ''The Freeh report, whose findings of fact and conclusions were not challenged by PSU, s...

Joe Paterno bio excerpts released

GQ has published excerpts from Joe Posnanski's soon-to-be-released biography of Joe Paterno and in it, Paterno's reaction to his dismissal from Penn State is featured.

Book: Paterno distraught after Penn State firing

Joe Paterno sobbed while meeting with his coaches and a former player the day after he was fired from Penn State, according to an excerpt of an upcoming on Paterno to be published in GQ magazine. The Hall of Fame coach was quoted in the excerpt as telling his son, Jay, that he had spent his whole life trying to make something of his name ''and now it's gone.''...

GQ releases excerpts from Joe Posnanski bio on Joe Paterno

“My name,” he told Jay, “I have spent my whole life trying to make that name mean something. And now it’s gone.” Monthly men’s magazine, GQ, has provided excerpts from former SI senior writer Joe Posanski’s biography entitled, Paterno. Posanski was asked by the late Penn State Nittany Lions’ head coach Joe Paterno to write [...]

Leaving Penn State wasn't easy for Brown

NORMAN, Okla. Justin Brown went to his Penn State teammates for their blessing. Certainly he didn't have to, but Brown did. He told them he wanted to transfer to Oklahoma for his senior season, but wanted to ask what they thought about the idea first. "It was a hard decision, so I ran it by them," Brown said. "Most said for me to do what was best for me. They...

Bill O’Brien leading Penn State through dark times with integrity

He has been asked some of the same questions since taking over the job of head coach at Penn State, but Bill O’Brien’s message remains the same. This may be a new era of Penn State football but he will not forget the traditions that have helped the program be built over the years in the wake of severe NCAA sanctions. “I’m very respectful of the traditions here,” O...

Penn State Scandal: PSU trustees voice support for president’s acceptance of penalties

(PhatzRadio / AP) — Penn State trustees took no formal vote but the vast majority of members voiced support Sunday for the university president’s acceptance of tough penalties imposed by the NCAA over the university’s handling of its child molestation scandal. Board chairwoman Karen Peetz told fellow trustees during a Sunday evening conference call that the panel could not...

Penn St. issued accreditation warning

An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is ''in jeopardy'' based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits universities in the Mid-Atlantic region, cited information in the school's internal investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh...

Penn State wasn't bluffing about names on jerseys

Well, we know Penn State wasn't bluffing about those names on the jerseys. First this image was posted on the official Penn State football Facebook page. Now there is this short video to see how the process works for adding a name to the jersey.

Penn St. to host child sex abuse panel

Penn State University is holding a national child sex abuse conference as it seeks to rebound from the scandals involving former assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky. The Child Sex Abuse Conference: Traumatic Impact, Prevention and Intervention will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on Oct. 29 and 30. Speakers will include Sugar...

Mike Wallace to miss season, secondary get thinner

On Monday it became public that redshirt junior Mike Wallace, CB, would not play for Penn State during the 2012 football season due to a bicep injury. Wallace will remain with the team in a leadership role for the season, however.  Wallace's injury caused him to miss most of spring practice and hindered his ability to full workout with the team during the summer. Because...

Jerry Sandusky Attempts to Write Second Book in Jail

In the wake of all the hoopla that is the Penn State scandal, the public has had a front row seat into the twisted world that is the arrest and trial of Jerry Sandusky whether we wanted it or not.That being said, Jerry Sandusky seems to think he has more to add to the discussion. Lostlettermen and Deadspin are reporting that now that Sandusky will most likely be calling a prison...

Book Paints Picture of a Devastated Paterno

According to excerpts from GQ, the former Penn State coach struggled to cope in the days after he was fired last November.

A Penn State Fan Jumping Ship – A Rubric

A Penn State Fan Jumping Ship – A RubricThere are die-hard, tattoo-a-Nittany-Lion-on-your-arm, have-”Fight-On-State”-as-your-ringtone fans, and then there are check-Sportscenter-to-see-the-score-and-buy-a-t-shirt-on-sale-from-Eastbay fans. If you’ve got a lion on your arm, you’re probably stuck for life. But if you are a casual fan, you’re free to go as you please...

Spanier's lawyers to rebut report

Attorneys for Penn State's ousted president are planning a news conference to rebut what they view as inaccuracies in a report that concluded he concealed child sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach more than a decade ago. One of Graham Spanier's lawyers, Peter Vaira, told The Associated Press on Tuesday there are ''many, many errors'...

Faculty group disputes PSU sanctions

Former Penn State faculty leaders blasted the NCAA and former FBI director Louis Freeh on Tuesday over their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, saying Freeh's report - prepared for the university - and the NCAA's $60 million in fines unfairly punish the entire university community. The scholars said Freeh used ''scant evidence'' to support...
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