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Ex-president suing Penn State for access to Sandusky emails

File photo of Former Penn State president Spanier walking to the field before the Alabama versus Penn State football game at Beaver stadium in State College Pennsylvania AP

Six months after being dismissed in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, Penn State’s ex-president is taking his former long-time employer to court.

According to the Centre Daily Times, lawyers for Graham Spanier filed a civil lawsuit against Penn State late Friday seeking access to emails related to the school’s internal investigation of the Sandusky scandal.  The lawsuit, filed in a Centre County (PA)  court, claims that the emails “would refresh his recollection significantly and allow him to assist the university fully in its investigation,” the suit stated according to the paper.

Former FBI director Louis Freeh is heading the school’s independent probe into the scandal, and an attorney who’s part of the investigative team claims stated that the emails in question only recently surfaced.  The school is refusing to turn the emails over, the suit claims.

Spanier was fired the same day as legendary head coach Joe Paterno last November 9, charged by the school’s board of trustees of, among other things, failing to inform them of the extent of the allegations against Sandusky, the alleged pedophile and former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator whose trial will commence early next month.

Incidentally, Freeh’s investigation is expected to be completed sometime in the fall — yes, right in the middle of the 2012 season.  No specific month for a release of the report has been given.

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14 Responses to “Ex-president suing Penn State for access to Sandusky emails”
  1. deadeye says: May 26, 2012 9:29 AM

    The “evidence” has probably been destroyed. So many officials at PSU are doing everything in their power to cover up the fact that they either knew about Sandusky, or at least heard the rumors. I wouldn’t be surprised if the only person convicted in all of this is Sandusky.

    Don’t be shocked if Sandusky gets “suicided” before or during the trial.

  2. polegojim says: May 26, 2012 9:49 AM

    I don’t recall the investigation suffering because of Spaniers conveniently poor memory…

    It’s a huge spin go see if position can be gained.

    How about this same kind of effort and concern when kids were getting abused?

  3. showerswithsandusky says: May 26, 2012 11:21 AM

    Paterno should’ve kept the monster away. Did nothing but report some horsing around. Oh well. HE got his record. That’s all that mattered.

  4. Deb says: May 26, 2012 12:37 PM

    @showerswithsandusky …

    Yes, Paterno failed to handle this situation appropriately. But he did bring university executives into the loop and they knew exactly what they were dealing with–or more accurately, not dealing with. While Paterno’s been vilified, most of them have walked away scot-free. One even had Sandusky as a guest in the president’s box for a sporting even after his initial arrest.

    Coach Paterno is gone now. Maybe it’s time to let his family grieve in peace and go after all the other living people who failed those children.

    And if you really cared about those kids, you’d choose a different screen name. This isn’t a joke.

  5. effjohntaylornorelation says: May 26, 2012 12:48 PM

    TY Lady Blah Blah

  6. mountaineer50415 says: May 26, 2012 2:27 PM

    I am glad someone else thinks that his screen name is disgusting. Almost as disgusting as Sandusky himself. I do not know, but maybe someone can tell me what that is saying about him.

  7. polegojim says: May 26, 2012 2:49 PM

    @effjohntaylor… grow up and come back when your balls drop… if they drop.

  8. stairwayto7 says: May 26, 2012 3:49 PM

    Joe Pa did what EVERY OTHER person would have done! I know that these trolls posting he should have done more, have not did their part in helping someone!

  9. TxGrown says: May 26, 2012 4:42 PM

    ” I do not know, but maybe someone can tell me what that is saying about him.”
    ========================================================
    He is an idiot.

  10. showerswithsandusky says: May 27, 2012 10:07 PM

    Sandusky molested. Joe facilitated. PSU covered it up.

    I’ll be the idiot. At least I’m not an excuse maker like the TxGrown POS and the Dyke. You’re both both hot bags of rhino sh!t.

    Hey Tex! Tell your wife and my 2 kids hello. And don’t forget to shine my shoes you sh!t kicker.

  11. TxGrown says: May 28, 2012 1:58 AM

    “showerswithsandusky says:
    May 27, 2012 10:07 PM
    Sandusky molested. Joe facilitated. PSU covered it up……….”
    =========================================================
    Thank you so much for proving us right. Love the struck nerve rant. Got anymore? Please you’re hilarious….oh and still the idiot.

  12. TxGrown says: May 28, 2012 2:08 AM

    @showerswithsandusky
    ====================================================
    By the way I have never met you. Much less “kicked” you.

  13. mountaineer50415 says: May 28, 2012 9:07 AM

    When women put up bumper stickers that say things like Hot Pants, Wicken in bed, Wild one, etc. no one has to gues what type women they are. When you call yourself showerswithsandusky, we need not think of who you are. Your filthy language just proves it more.
    There are only two ways we can take it. You are just like Sandusky or you think what he did was a joke. Either way you need help.

  14. showerswithsandusky says: May 28, 2012 11:23 PM

    Hey mountaineer50415…

    Quit screwing your “kinfolk” and learn how to spell you inbred. I but there is 14 “Uncle Sandusky’s” in your clan. Good god you’re the idiot. Daddy and Grampa the same dude in your family?

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