Graham Spanier to Jail For Two Months

Submitted by SF Wolverine on June 2nd, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Ex-Penn State University president Graham Spanier was sentenced to two months in prison on Friday following his conviction on a misdemeanor charge for failing to report an incident of suspected child abuse involving Jerry Sandusky in 2001.

Would like to see more, but glad to see that this happened.



June 2nd, 2017 at 1:54 PM ^

Paterno could have walked out to the 50 yard line midway through the 2nd quarter of a football game, with a 3 ft. bong in one hand, a fat sack of weed in the other, and taken 4 rips on national television, yet the fanbase would have denied it.

"He didn't know what was in the bag." "That wasn't JoePa." "Television crews doctored the footage." "Media witch hunt." name the excuse, they have it.

M Ascending

June 2nd, 2017 at 4:04 PM ^

Brother John Sinclair.
"They gave him 10 for 2;
What more could the bastards do.".
-- J. Lennon

I was at the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler in 1971. I heard Lennon debut the Ballad of John Sinclair that night.


June 2nd, 2017 at 2:54 PM ^

The ex-VP and ex-AD both got jail time and house arrest.  The judge even critized Paterno for not doing anything.  It was a victory for justice all around, but too little and far too late.  Making Paterno die in jail would have been fitting, even if it would give his family ammunition for haters ruining the legacy.


June 2nd, 2017 at 2:42 PM ^

Spanier could have put an end to it. There were a few that could have. Therefore they were all responsible for enabling Sandusky. They didn't even ban Sandusky from their facilities or attempt to shutdown his foundation, all to avoid a media shitstorm and permanent black eye on the university.

I could give two shits what happens to that entire lot, and I'm not a hateful person.

True Blue Grit

June 2nd, 2017 at 1:58 PM ^

actually I'm very surprised he got any time in the slammer at all.  Usually people in his position (or former position) get off somehow or their lawyers negotiate some kind of deal where the person doesn't serve time.  If nothing else this should make him unemployable in the future at any academic institution.  Maybe Burger King will hire him.  

Gucci Mane

June 2nd, 2017 at 6:58 PM ^

What the hell kind of prison allows you to go to college ? And if this story is true, what the hell were you in prison for ? Not many felons make education a priority.

In my experience prison is about punishment, not rehabilitation. 


June 2nd, 2017 at 3:15 PM ^

One of the great overlooked items of this entire scandal is how the NCAA rolled back so many of the sanctions. How, with a straight face, they were able to do that was......

Penn State's culture allowed this happen and their insane fan base continues to celebrate Paterno. If there's any team that I hope Harbs runs the score up against it's Penn State.