Penn State places former president on leave after criminal charges announced
The Patriot-News:Penn State University has placed former president Graham Spanier, who remained a professor, on leave immediately after he was charged today with endangering the welfare of children, perjury and other counts related to the Jerry Sandusky case.
In a release, the university says Spanier had been on sabbatical as a professor after being removed as president a year ago.
Photo: Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announce criminal charges filed against former Penn State President Graham Spanier related to the ongoing child sex crimes investigation involving Jerry Sandusky. (Joe Hermitt / The Patriot-News)
BREAKING: Jerry Sandusky sentenced to 30-60 years in prison
Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison in the child sex abuse case, Bloomberg News and Reuters report. More updates on BreakingNews.com.
Update (10:25 a.m. ET): Read the full story from Bloomberg News.
Photo: Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, for his sentencing today. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)
Penn State University removed the famed statue of Joe Paterno outside its football stadium, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant.
Penn State President Rod Erickson said he decided to have the statue removed and put into storage because it “has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing.”
Photo: The now removed statue of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been a rallying point for students and alumni outraged over Paterno’s firing. (Pat Little / Reuters)