Trustees at Penn State University met with then-President Graham Spanier in May or July for a briefing on the grand jury investigation into former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
This according to new president Rodney Erickson, who told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he didn’t know the meeting took place until news of allegations against Sandusky broke in November.
Erickson took office late last year after the board fired Spanier and former coach Joe Paterno for their failure to report allegations against Sandusky to the authorities. Sandusky is charged with using his Second Mile charity to find and abuse young boys. Two university administrators also face charges for their apparent knowledge of the allegations.
More news on the football team came today — new coach Bill O’Brien won’t have any Paterno on his staff. Philly.com reports Joe Paterno’s son, Jay, will no longer be on the team’s coaching staff.