Graham Spanier and everyone involved at some time with the Jerry Sandusky case is going to be in hot water. However, the former Penn State president might be in deeper trouble than most. An email chain from 2001 discovered that Spanier told Gary Schultz not to involve the authorities because it would not be fair to Sandusky.
This is going to pose a major problem for Graham Spanier. Trying to cover stuff up in order to protect Sandusky is not going to gain him any support. In the wake of this new evidence, Penn State released a statement about the allegations.
“In the course of former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s independent investigation, e-mails were discovered and immediately turned over to the State Attorney General.”
“In deference to the legal process, the University cannot comment further on specifics of the ongoing legal case as it unfolds. We continue to work with the State Attorney General, the US Attorney and Judge Freeh in their investigations into this matter.”
“We will continue to cooperate fully with all legal processes to determine what happened and ensure personal accountability.”
Penn State should be worried about these allegations. This shows that the protection of Sandusky went all the way up to the top of the university food chain. With many people disgusted about the whole ordeal, this is not going to be good from a PR standpoint. If Sandusky somehow walks away from these charges a free man, these emails are going to be even more damning.