Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Lawyers for former Penn State president
Graham Spanier on Wednesday disputed some of the findings in the Freeh Report,
the university's internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child-sex
The Freeh Report, issued in July by former FBI director Louis Freeh, cited
Spanier as one of the school's leaders that "concealed critical facts relating
to Sandusky's child abuse from the authorities, the board of trustees, Penn
State community, and the public at large."
Spanier's attorneys held a news conference Wednesday in Philadelphia to
address the issues relating to their client.
Timothy K. Lewis called Freeh a "self-anointed accuser, who, in his zeal to
protect victims of wrongdoings from a monster, recklessly and without
justification created victims of his own."
Lewis said Freeh's conclusions about Spanier would never hold up in a court of
Spanier and the late Joe Paterno were fired by Penn State last November, just
days after the arrest of Sandusky.
In addition to Spanier and Paterno, the Freeh Report alleges that former
athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz were part of the
cover-up. Curley and Schultz have been charged with perjury, while Spanier has
not been charged.
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