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NBC News: Prosecutors weighing criminal charges against Spanier
Penn State Daily Collegian via Twitter ^ | June 11, 2012 | Anna Orso

Posted on 06/11/2012 8:03:46 AM PDT by StopGlobalWhining

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier could face criminal charges in relation to the Jerry Sandusky case now that prosecutors have uncovered new evidence, NBC News reported this morning.

According to NBC, prosecutors uncovered emails sent in 2001 in relation to what former assistant coach Mike McQueary reported he saw in a Lasch Building shower. McQueary, a graduate assistant at the time, testified that he saw Sandusky doing something that appeared to be "severe" and "sexual" in nature.

Emails uncovered by investigators suggest Spanier conferred with former Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz, saying it would be “humane” to Sandusky to not alert authorities, NBC news reported.

In a statement, Penn State spokesman David LaTorre said the emails were uncovered in the process of the internal investigaton of Penn State being conducted by former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

“In deference to the legal process, the University cannot comment further on specifics of the ongoing legal case as it unfolds. We continue to work with the State Attorney General, the US Attorney and Judge Freeh in their investigations into this matter,” the statement read. “We will continue to cooperate fully with all legal processes to determine what happened and ensure personal accountability.”

Attorneys representing Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley, both charged with perjury and failure to report suspected abuse, released a statement this morning saying the new evidence shows that their clients “conscientiously” considered what was reported to them by McQueary.

“[Curley and Schultz] reported it to the University President Graham Spanier, and deliberated about how to responsibly deal with the conduct and handle the situation properly,” the attorneys said in the statement.

No charges are filed against Spanier as of 10:30 a.m. Monday.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: franklin; grahamspanier; jerrysandusky; pennstate; pennstateuniversity; psu; sandusky; spanier; uofnebraska
Graham Spanier is the fired former president of Penn State University as well as former Chancellor of the University of Nebraska. Remember the Franklin scandal at Boys Town in Nebraska during the 1980's? Similar to the Second Mile.
1 posted on 06/11/2012 8:03:57 AM PDT by StopGlobalWhining
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To: StopGlobalWhining
In addition to the Sandusky mess, Penn State also has a pervert psych professor Spanier wouldn't get rid of. Hopefully that will be covered as well.
2 posted on 06/11/2012 8:07:15 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Oh, snap!


3 posted on 06/11/2012 8:08:15 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Only the tip of the iceberg on this train wreck.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 8:11:53 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: StopGlobalWhining

So what happened to “it’s for the children?” Funny how the liberal academicians practice hypocrisy.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 8:15:32 AM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: StopGlobalWhining
Spanier's wife:
6 posted on 06/11/2012 8:16:29 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: StopGlobalWhining

In before the Penn State apologists...


7 posted on 06/11/2012 8:17:00 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: headstamp 2

The buck stopped with Spanier. If this account is true, I hope they prosecute to the max.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 8:18:24 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Standing with El Supremo?


9 posted on 06/11/2012 8:20:21 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I wonder who that distinguished gentlemen is next to Sandra Spanier in the photo?


10 posted on 06/11/2012 8:20:42 AM PDT by StopGlobalWhining (Buy a US Govt Railpass to visit Obamavilles in all 57 states on the Intercontinental Railroad)
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To: StopGlobalWhining
Graham Spanier is the fired former president of Penn State University as well as former Chancellor of the University of Nebraska. Remember the Franklin scandal at Boys Town in Nebraska during the 1980's? Similar to the Second Mile.

I remember reading that the people of Nebraska considered him very liberal and they were happy when he left for Penn State.

11 posted on 06/11/2012 8:23:24 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; RexBeach

Graham and Sandra Spanier remain today as tenured faculty at Penn State.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 8:24:30 AM PDT by StopGlobalWhining (Buy a US Govt Railpass to visit Obamavilles in all 57 states on the Intercontinental Railroad)
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Jerry Sandusky case: Ex-PSU president Graham Spanier, others could face more charges
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/06/jerry_sandusky_graham_spanier.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/47762669#47762669


13 posted on 06/11/2012 8:25:41 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: RexBeach

Yep.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 8:29:44 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: StopGlobalWhining

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/06/11/3225006/schultz-curley-attorneys-respond.html

Gary Schultz, Tim Curley attorneys respond to Graham Spanier report


15 posted on 06/11/2012 8:35:58 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: StopGlobalWhining
“[Curley and Schultz] reported it to the University President Graham Spanier, and deliberated about how to responsibly deal with the conduct and handle the situation properly,” the attorneys said in the statement.

They "deliberated"? What the heck is there to "deliberate"? Call the police and report what you know or even suspect.

16 posted on 06/11/2012 8:37:12 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: Graybeard58
They "deliberated"? What the heck is there to "deliberate"? Call the police and report what you know or even suspect.

Obviously they had to conduct an in-depth intellectual analysis before they could say for sure whether raping a little boy in the shower was "wrong" or just a "lifestyle choice."

The timeline shows what was the result of the deliberation process.

17 posted on 06/11/2012 8:47:58 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: StopGlobalWhining
McQueary should be charged as well.

Calling the Chancellor and not calling the cops after witnessing the sexual assault of a child should be a crime.

18 posted on 06/11/2012 8:48:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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Even left-leaning college administrators are starting to have second thoughts about the excesses of "gay-friendly" atmospheres on campus........these pedophile-havens have held numerous "homo-sensitivity training" sessions on campus......(read indoctrination).

Penn State's ex- prez Graham Spanier---is a "human sexuality scholar." How this guy got to be a college prez with that degree is amazing.

SPANIER actually held what he called a "C***fest" on campus and installed a special tent just to indoctrinate WRT homo sex practices.

Spanier is out as PS prez---but he and his wife are still on the PS payroll as tenured profs. Spanier also advocated wife-swapping----could be the reason why M/M Spanier are still getting paychecks---they must have some hair-raising stories to tell WRT group sex play on the PS campus.

M/M Spanier----looking for same-sex action?

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MILLION IN STATE AND FEDERAL EDUCATION GRANTS WERE CONTROLLED BY GRAHAM SPANIER We need to determine the extent of PS's federal, state and local government grants which emanate from an assortment of governmental entities. Besides the DOE, grants could have been issued by the EPA and DOJ for various campus projects----including monies private Foundations from a variety of private charitable organizations AND funding from more traditional sources, such as corporate and private foundations.

A full list of donors might be available from the Capital Research Center, a non-profit organization which studies advocacy groups.

Report your concerns here:

FBI TIPS PAGE: https://tips.fbi.gov/

19 posted on 06/11/2012 8:52:41 AM PDT by Liz
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To: StopGlobalWhining

He was also an administrator at Oregon State...

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2011/11/embattled_penn_state_president.html


20 posted on 06/11/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: TexasCajun

McQueary should be charged as well.

Finally someone says it. I have been thinking this for a while. Out of everyone with the exception of Sandusky, I can’t stand him second. I find him to be a little snot nosed kid who did not do what was right and now he is yelling from the roof top what happened. Well the jerk sure was quiet prior to the media....he thinks his crap don’t stink, well, I think he is worst of everyone except for Sandusky.


21 posted on 06/11/2012 10:09:33 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Tom Hoefling for President 2012!!! Vote your conscience in November. Say NO to the Liberal Romney!)
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Graham Spanier: another elite Obama voter with his head about to be positioned on the chopping block....


22 posted on 06/11/2012 10:17:21 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Oh Grammy Spammy, you are a naughty naughty boy. (That is the nickname that the Daily Nebraskan and many students had for this high quality individual when I was at UNL. Yikes!)


23 posted on 06/11/2012 10:20:27 AM PDT by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: StopGlobalWhining
A related story I posted recently: Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier sues to see recovered emails
24 posted on 06/11/2012 10:32:23 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: StopGlobalWhining

“[Curley and Schultz] reported it to the University President Graham Spanier, and deliberated about how to responsibly deal with the conduct and handle the situation properly,” the attorneys said in the statement. “

In other words they deliberated about how best to make it go away without doing anything.


25 posted on 06/11/2012 11:55:08 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: henkster

“So what happened to “it’s for the children?”

It’s for the children when an election or money is at stake to a liberal.

When it comes to protecting one of their own, the children can be damned.


26 posted on 06/11/2012 11:59:04 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Liz

Spanier recently said he had accepted a position with a federal government agency. Turns out it is the NSA. I guess it makes sense that a guy who gets fired for covering up criminal activity gets a cushy high paying job with NSA. He obviously has friends in high places.


27 posted on 06/11/2012 12:06:20 PM PDT by StopGlobalWhining (Buy a US Govt Railpass to visit Obamavilles in all 57 states on the Intercontinental Railroad)
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To: MrEdd
The pervert psych professor is PSU education professor John T. Neisworth, retired. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Spanier for more on this.

I believe it was pennlive.com that did a very detailed report on this scandal that I read since last November.

28 posted on 06/11/2012 12:23:22 PM PDT by StopGlobalWhining (Buy a US Govt Railpass to visit Obamavilles in all 57 states on the Intercontinental Railroad)
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To: StopGlobalWhining

Spanier? With the super-secret NSA?

He could not possible get security clearance for such a job.

Frankly, I do not believe a single word this guy says.


29 posted on 06/11/2012 1:00:20 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Sandusky Scandal: Expresident Spanier is also linked to Franklin Scandal(Free Republic exclusive)
30 posted on 06/11/2012 1:18:12 PM PDT by StopGlobalWhining (Buy a US Govt Railpass to visit Obamavilles in all 57 states on the Intercontinental Railroad)
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To: StopGlobalWhining; fatima; South Hawthorne; SunkenCiv
Emails uncovered by investigators suggest Spanier conferred with former Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz, saying it would be “humane” to Sandusky to not alert authorities, NBC news reported.

Pa pedophile ping.

Here's hoping they nail all of the cockroaches infesting Penn and the enablers in the State that allowed it to happen.

31 posted on 06/11/2012 7:47:20 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank; South Hawthorne; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ..

Thanks for the ping.:)


32 posted on 06/12/2012 6:40:15 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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