Ex-PSU president’s lawyers dispute Freeh report

    A report by attorneys for former Penn State University President Graham Spanier says he did nothing wrong concerning the Jerry Sandusky case.

    Former federal court Judge Timothy Lewis is one of Spanier’s attorneys. He says their independent report into the Sandusky case finds Spanier did nothing wrong and that former FBI Director Louis Freeh was an accuser more than an investigator.

    “There is nothing, nothing full or complete about the Freeh report as it applies to Dr. Spanier, nor am I aware of any court in the land that would accept such unsupported and outrageous conclusions as independent or any judge who would put his or her name behind them,” Lewis said Wednesday during a news conference in Philadelphia. The conference was called to address Freeh’s accusations that Spanier helped Penn State cover up complaints about Sandusky in 1998 and 2001.

    Lewis says Spanier never knew of any incidents involving Sandusky.

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    “We now know what a terrible sick depraved monster Jerry Sandusky was and has been for decades,” Lewis said. “Dr. Spanier, himself a victim of child abuse, would have been the first to have acted if he knew a predator of this ilk lurked on or anywhere near the Penn State campus.”

    Spanier was not there to speak to reporters. He has not been charged in connection with the case.

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