Report: PSU President Graham Spanier Will Quit Or Be Voted Out By End Of Day

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Lehigh Valley's Express-Times reports that Penn State president Graham Spanier will either leave his post or be voted out by the university's trustees by the end of the day. Spanier allegedly learned that former football assistant Jerry Sandusky had been seen "horsing around in the shower" with a young boy in March 2002, and did not report the incident to authorities. Here's more from the report in the Express-Times:

An interim president, most likely Executive Vice President and Provost Rodney A. Erickson, will be appointed and a nationwide search for a permanent replacement will begin, according to the source who requested anonymity.

Spanier was made aware in 2002 that a graduate assistant coach had seen former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky allegedly sexually assault a young boy in a shower in the Penn State locker room, according to grand jury testimony. Spanier did not involve police, according to testimony. Spanier has not been charged, but there have been many calls for his resignation.

Athletic director Tim Curley and former university vice president Gary Schultz told Spanier about the incident. Schultz resigned after a trustee meeting Sunday night, and Curley has taken an "administrative leave." Joe Paterno announced today that he'll retire at the end of the football season.


Penn State President Graham Spanier will quit or be fired today in wake of Sandusky charges, source says [Express-Times]