Graham Spanier, Penn State’s ex-president, lawyer dispute Freeh Report
Graham Spanier’s lawyer argued today that the accusations brought against his client in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse news are not true.
Lawyer Timothy Lewis called Louis Freeh, the former FBI director and federal judge who led the internal investigation on the cover-up at Penn State, a “biased investigator” and called the report a “blundering and indefensible indictment,” according to USA Today.
Lewis also said that Freeh never interviewed key witnesses, ignored facts and manipulated the truth.
Spanier, who was fired in November after Sandusky was charged with molesting boys, says he was “stunned” by the conclusions Freeh came to in his report, according to The Associated Press.
Spanier’s lawyer claims that his client had little involvement in complaints about the Nittany Lions’ former defensive coordinator and never heard of them being sexual in nature, according to USA Today.
While athletic director Tim Curley and retired vice president of business and finance Gary Schultz have been charged with perjury and failing to report child abuse, USA Today reports that Spanier has not been charged at all.
Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 counts of child sex abuse.