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[ 25 ] November 1, 2012 |

Finally gets what’s coming to him:

With findings very similar to the Freeh report, Attorney General Linda Kelly today announced charges of conspiracy, obstruction, perjury and child endangerment against former Penn State president Graham Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley.

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  1. jeer9 says:

    Poor Spanier. If only he were running as the Dem nominee for president against Romney, he’d have your vote.

  2. Witt says:

    I am still waiting for some journalist to interview other college administrators to get some ideas about the WHY. I would bet a million dollars that part of the “why” for Spanier and his ilk was that they were afraid of a lawsuit from Sandusky (or worse, a whisper campaign about *their* sexual improprieties) if they publicly pursued him.

    I’m not saying it was a legitimate fear — but I bet they had it.

    • Incontinentia Buttocks says:

      I’m sure that could be part of it, but the larger picture is a warped sense of CYA that is all too typical of institutions like universities. That’s why the whole “culture of football” thing should really play a secondary role in interpreting Spanier’s actions. Yes, JoePa was far too important on campus. But the dysfunctional (and, in this case, criminal) desire to cover up and sweep potential controversy under the rug could have just as easily been directed at a powerful faculty member or administrator…and in fact in other cases and other places has been.

      • BigHank53 says:

        Read up on the institutional cover-ups of sexual assault. Pretty much every campus, everywhere. Though they don’t automatically expel women who report rape anymore…

  3. Chuchundra says:

    Gets what’s coming to him? Sorry, no. Not by half.

    But it will do for now.

  4. tonycpsu says:

    Spanier is going to try to make this into a Tom Corbett vendetta thing. I think there’s more than enough blame to go around, and Corbett did divert resources away from the Sandusky investigation so he could pursue politically-motivated investigations of Democratic state representatives, but the idea that this somehow absolves Spanier of guilt is preposterous.

    Still, I am going to have plenty of popcorn ready as this trial goes forward. By all means, Graham, go nuts trying to take down the governor!

  5. jeer9 says:

    Obama manages the executive branch. He chose to look forward, not backward, regarding the prosecution of torture and financial fraud. He perpetuates a policy of warrantless surveillance and the crackdown on whistleblowers. He is almost certainly responsible for the deaths of innocent people during drone attacks at funerals no less.

    Spanier made a series of very bad decisions based upon political calculations as well.

    Obama’s gambles have paid off well as there is currently no torture or rendition being practiced during his tenure (that we know of) and Wall Street’s behavior has improved markedly since they escaped punishment (no giggling, please); whereas Spanier’s bet that Sandusky could control his criminal compulsion and that university negligence might remain secret turned out badly, to say the least.

    One is probably headed to prison; the other, a second term.

    • Ramon A. Clef says:

      You know what I hate? When I order waffles at a diner, and they have the audacity to serve maple “flavored” corn syrup. Anything less than 100% real maple syrup is an abomination.

    • spencer says:

      By god, you’re right – I’m going to do whatever I can to throw Florida to Romney! That’ll solve everything!

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