Former Penn State president Graham Spanier told investigators hired by the university that he was never informed that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was spotted molesting a boy in a school shower.
Sandusky’s lawyers on Tuesday rebutted reports that indicate the deposed official could have tried to cover up the abuse that ultimately led to coach Joe Paterno's firing. His attorneys said Spanier made the comments Friday to investigators for former FBI director Louis Freeh, who was hired by the university to find out what school officials, including Paterno, knew about the child molester in their midst.
Spanier acknowledges that there was a report about Sandusky “horsing around” with a young boy in the shower, but he says no one ever said the child was being molested. Both Spanier and the Hall of Fame coach were ousted by school trustees a few days after Sandusky was arrested in November.
Sandusky is awaiting sentencing after being convicted last month on 45 criminal counts.