Ex-Penn State president's 'instinct' to intervene

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Ousted Penn State president Graham Spanier says he wishes he'd known more about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky so he could've done something about child molestation allegations against him.

Spanier told ABC on Wednesday it would've been his "instinct" to intervene had he known about the allegations against Sandusky. He says he was told Sandusky had been seen engaging in "horseplay" with a boy in a campus shower and he thought that meant "throwing water around, snapping towels."

Spanier and his lawyers have attacked a university-backed report on the sex abuse scandal, calling it a "blundering and indefensible indictment" as they fire a pre-emptive strike while waiting to hear if he'll be charged in the case.

Sandusky was convicted of molesting 10 boys. He maintains his innocence and awaits sentencing.

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