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    Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Former Penn State president: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

    Former Penn State President Graham Spanier said in a letter to the university's board of trustees, said his "massive and persistent abuse as a child" makes it illogical to believe that he would ignore allegations of abuse against Jerry Sandusky.
    The letter was sent to the board on Sunday, dated Monday, and obtained by CNN on Tuesday.
    While Spanier has not been criminally charged in the case, an investigation by ex-FBI chief Louis Freeh concluded that he helped university officials conceal allegations of sexual abuse against the former assistant football coach.
    Spanier disputes these findings in his letter, saying "at no time during my presidency did anyone ever report to me that Jerry Sandusky was observed abusing a child or youth or engaged in a sexual act with a child or youth."



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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Might save him with a sympathetic jury...


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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Might save him with a sympathetic jury...
    ...or a stupid one.



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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Stop. Just stop. No one believes you and you are only succeeding in burying yourself.



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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    ...or a stupid one.

    I'm not saying I believe him. I'm just saying he's laying ground work for a potential jury down the line.


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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    What if....he's telling the truth?

    gasp.

    Not saying he is, but people were so quick to believe the Freeh report, why aren't people so quick to believe this?



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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    What if....he's telling the truth?

    gasp.

    Not saying he is, but people were so quick to believe the Freeh report, why aren't people so quick to believe this?
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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

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    What if....he's telling the truth?

    gasp.

    Not saying he is, but people were so quick to believe the Freeh report, why aren't people so quick to believe this?
    Timing, and the fact that the Freeh report has documents that contradict Spanier.



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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    What if....he's telling the truth?

    gasp.

    Not saying he is, but people were so quick to believe the Freeh report, why aren't people so quick to believe this?

    The Freeh report seemed to be written by reliable sources. I haven't seen anything yet that makes me trust what Spanier says.



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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    What if....he's telling the truth?

    gasp.

    Not saying he is, but people were so quick to believe the Freeh report, why aren't people so quick to believe this?
    I don't believe him because it looks like there is a mountain of evidence against everyone.



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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Even if true, an odd time to say it.


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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    ...."at no time during my presidency did anyone ever report to me that Jerry Sandusky was observed abusing a child or youth or engaged in a sexual act with a child or youth."....

    That is a bold, explicit declaration which, in a court of law, could either bury him, or exonerate.


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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    The Freeh report seemed to be written by reliable sources. I haven't seen anything yet that makes me trust what Spanier says.
    I'm skeptical too, but I also understand the right to defend yourself on this. We've heard 1 side of the story, be interesting to hear the other.



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    Re: Spanier: I was abused as kid, wouldn't ignore Sandusky allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    What if....he's telling the truth?

    gasp.

    Not saying he is, but people were so quick to believe the Freeh report, why aren't people so quick to believe this?
    I agree. I think the Freeh, report is a pretty reliable piece of work but there have been holes pointed out.


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