Ex-PSU prez's lawyers to rebut report

Updated: August 14, 2012, 10:18 PM ET
Associated Press

Attorneys for Penn State's ousted president say they have been making plans to rebut what they view as inaccuracies in a school-sanctioned report that concluded he concealed child sex-abuse allegations.

Graham Spanier's (SPAN'-yer) lawyer had told The Associated Press that the legal team intended to meet with reporters in Philadelphia early next week. Peter Vaira (VEYE'-ruh) now says there won't be a news conference next week, but says one may be scheduled in the future.

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was hired by Penn State's board of trustees to investigate the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The former assistant football coach was convicted in June of sexually abusing 10 boys.

Freeh says Spanier and other officials buried an allegation against Sandusky to protect Penn State from bad publicity.

Spanier isn't charged with a crime and remains a tenured Penn State faculty member. He's on sabbatical until December.


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