PSU lawyer: Graham Spanier's comments taken out of context

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 15, 2013 11:51 AM

(State College) -- Penn State's civil defense lawyer is defending comments made by its former president shortly after two of his top deputies were arrested more than a year ago.


University attorney Nancy Conrad on Friday again sought dismissal of Mike McQueary's defamation and whistleblower lawsuit. She says former president Graham Spanier's remarks in support of Tim Curley and Gary Schultz were taken out of context.

Conrad says Spanier in November 2011 said more than "the charges are groundless.'' She says the expanded quote was that "I am confident the record will show that these charges are groundless and that they conducted themselves professionally and appropriately.''

McQueary was a witness in the Jerry Sandusky molestation case. He is arguing Spanier's comments made him look untruthful.

A hearing on the school's objections to the lawsuit is Monday.

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  • Pipe Nozzle img 2013-03-18 16:26

    For those who now wish to make Spanier a victim of a rush to judgment, read Recommended reading would also include "Malamud and Corruption at Oregon State University" about Spanier's brief stay as OSU provost. He tried to bury corruption at OSU. And failed. He succeeded, according to Freeh, at Penn State for 16 years. Or read "Notes from the Academic Underground." Just search with Spanier's full name.

  • samdbgt img 2015-05-12 05:45

    This is what really happens when you do not know what you are supposed to say. Everything that you say can and will be used beverly diamonds complaints against you. I hope everyone have heard this phrase right. Well this is exactly what has happened here.

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