Graham Spanier, former Penn State president, to reportedly be charged amid Jerry Sandusky fallout

Thursday November 1st, 2012

Former PSU president Graham Spanier will reportedly be charged in connection with the Jerry Sandusky scandal. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, who served during the infamous Jerry Sandusky scandal, will reportedly be charged with obstruction of justice and perjury, according to a report Thursday morning from Christian Red of The New York Daily News. Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan will make an announcement connected with the case later in the day on Thursday.

Former FBI director Louis Freeh conducted an independent investigation earlier this year and released a report that confirmed Spanier and former head football coach Joe Paterno were aware as far back as 1998 of the allegations made against Sandusky. The report also showed that they subsequently took action to cover up the allegations. Paterno and Spanier were never charged and Paterno passed away January 2012. The Athletic Director at the time, Tim Curley and the Vice President of the school, Gary Schultz, have been charged with perjury and failure to report an incident of abuse.

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