Pennsylvania governor, former Penn State president in war of words over Sandusky
Gov. Tom Corbett calls the former Penn State president's accusation the "ranting of a man who has just been indicted for covering up for a convicted pedophile."
November 1st, 2012
05:24 PM ET

Pennsylvania governor, former Penn State president in war of words over Sandusky

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier blasted the charge against him for allegedly covering up years of sexual abuse as a "desperate act" by the state's "vindictive and politically motivated" governor - an accusation that drew a biting retort from Gov. Tom Corbett.

Hours after being charged with conspiring to cover up abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, Spanier issued a statement accusing Corbett of failing "to warn the Penn State community about the suspicions surrounding" the since-convicted Sandusky.

He alleged that Corbett - who was the state's attorney general from 2005 through January 2011, when he became governor - "clearly knew" about the allegations between late 2008 and November 2011 and "yet failed to act."

Corbett's office fired back, saying by e-mail, "Graham Spanier's statement is the ranting of a man who has just been indicted for covering up for a convicted pedophile. His arrogance reveals a man who has just found out that he is not above the law after all."

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  1. northernCA

    pedophile enablers beware ~ the consequences have only just begun

    November 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
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