Graham Spanier asks court to let him contact trustees

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 8, 2013 4:20 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Former Penn State president Graham Spanier wants a judge to modify his bail condition that prevents him from any contact with current or former members of the university's board of trustees.

Spanier's lawyers filed a motion Monday that says the restriction in a Dec. 31 Dauphin County court order isn't practical and may be unconstitutional.

Spanier says he sees trustees all the time in State College, and two former trustees live in his apartment building. He says he encounters others socially, or while shopping.

He says another provision, barring contact with any witnesses, isn't practical unless the attorney general's office discloses who it plans to call at trial.

Spanier remains a tenured faculty member on paid leave. He faces charges in an alleged cover-up of complaints about Jerry Sandusky.

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