Penn State/Sandusky Aftermath: Latest News on the Institution’s Downfall
1) Penn State’s former president Graham Spanier stated in a recent interview with The New Yorker:
“I never, ever heard anything about child abuse or sexual abuse or my antennae raised up enough to even suspect that,” Spanier says. He also stated he only had one conversation with Jerry Sandusky his entire time at Penn State.
He goes on to say he believed Athletic Director Tim Curley had taken care of any problems in 2001 after a graduate assistant for the football team saw Sandusky messing around in the shower with a young boy and brought the incident to the administration’s attention.
Spanier puts up the defense that he never turned Sandusky in because he was not aware that the “horsing around” was considered serious sexual abuse.
“Never in my sixteen years as president of Penn State did any individual ever suggest to me that there was child abuse, sexual abuse, anything criminal… I wish I would have known what I know now, …The best thing of all would have been if, way back when, we knew the true Jerry Sandusky, and could have put a stop to it.” Source
We are not sure if anyone believes him but this is what he is stating now. It sure was his responsibility to follow up and protect everyone on campus and he failed to do so as the top official of the university.
2) Next in the news for Penn State is:
Lancaster’s WLPA-FM 1490, aFox Sports Radio Network affiliate will not air Penn State football or men’s basketball games in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.
“It was a hard sell, and now with the situation that they found themselves with, it just made our decision make even more sense,” WLPA program coordinator Sue Sensenig told NewsWork. Source
It’s clear folks do not want there name associated with Penn State and for good reason.