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August 23rd, 2012
12:57 PM ET

Ex-PSU President sits down with Jeffrey Toobin for the New Yorker, defends handling of Sandusky scandal

Two months after former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of sexual abuse, the fallout continues at Penn State University.

The school was fined 60 million dollars, its football team has been banned from bowl games for four years, and all victories since 1998 have been vacated – not to mention the costly civil suits that will be coming from the victims.

There are also cases in the works against former vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley, who are charged with failing to report a sexual assault and lying to a grand jury.

But noticeably absent from these cases is former Penn State president Graham Spanier. He hasn't been charged with anything so far, and although he lost his job as president, he remains a tenured professor at the university.

Many have been wondering about his thoughts and feelings on the case, and he sat down for an interview with our Jeffery Toobin for the New Yorker.

CLICK TO READ THE FULL SPANIER INTERVIEW ON NEWYORKER.COM


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