Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was planning to sue his longtime employer over access to emails from 1998-2004 in preparation for Freeh investigators.
Following the release of the Freeh report last week, however, Spanier has dropped the suit because, well, the need to “refresh his recollection significantly” of events regarding an alleged cover-up for Jerry Sandusky seems pretty useless right about now.
The Centre Daily Times first reported Spanier’s decision this morning. No reason was given by Spanier for dropping the suit. He was expected to appear in court next month.
Spanier filed the civil suit back in May so that he could adequately prepare for questioning by Freeh investigators. But, the 267-page report features several appendices of, among other items, emails exchanged among high-ranking PSU officials dating back to the 1990s.
Though Spanier is one of a handful of individuals specifically targeted and criticized in the Freeh report, he does not face any criminal charges. Through his lawyers, Spanier has refuted that he “concealed” anything from law enforcement officials, an accusation made in Louis Freeh‘s press conference.