Ex-Penn State Prez Faces Perjury Charges

Graham Spanier accused of trying to cover up Jerry Sandusky case

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 1, 2012 10:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – Pennsylvania's attorney general is expected to announce charges today against ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier for his alleged role in covering up Jerry Sandusky's sex crimes. Spanier, who was ousted along with Joe Paterno when the scandal broke, faces perjury and obstruction of justice charges, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, because he told a grand jury last year that he had no knowledge of the 1998 University Police investigation of Sandusky. Emails uncovered since seem to indicate that was far from the truth.

Then-Penn State President Graham Spanier and then-head coach Joe Paterno chat before a game against Iowa in State College, Pa, Oct. 8, 2011.
Then-Penn State President Graham Spanier and then-head coach Joe Paterno chat before a game against Iowa in State College, Pa, Oct. 8, 2011.   (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)
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