Graham Spanier, the worst university president in the world, is fighting back.
On Sunday, Spanier, who holds a top secret government clearance, wrote a letter to the Penn State board that was obtained by ESPN. The screed, which presents no real evidence, is a strong condemnation of the findings in the Freeh Report. An excerpt:
It is unfathomable and illogical to think that a respected family sociologist and family therapist, someone who personally experienced massive and persistent abuse as a child, someone who devoted a significant portion of his career to the welfare of children and youth, including service on the boards of four such organizations, two as chair of the board, would have knowingly turned a blind eye to any report of child abuse or predatory sexual acts directed at children. As I have stated in the clearest possible terms, 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.