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BREAKING: Graham Spanier out at Penn State

Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:46 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2011 10:47 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Penn State Board of Trustees announced on Wedneday night that Penn State President Graham Spanier has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. In the same press conference it was announced that head coach Joe Paterno had been relieved of his duties and will not coach another game at Penn State as well.

Spanier had been silent for the last few days as many on the Penn State campus and across the country have called for his job following the news of Jerry Sandusky's actions at the school and Penn State's failure to act on them. According to another report in The Chronicle, Spanier's silence may not be by choice, as he was ordered to keep quiet by the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees met for around three hours on Wednesday night to discuss the status of Spanier and Paterno before a unanimous vote called for both to be relieved of their positions at the school.

Spanier was named Penn State's President on September 1st, 1995.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 9:24 am

BREAKING: Graham Spanier out at Penn State

I think the entire football staff will be fired after the season is over.   It is too bad for those who really knew nothing about this because their football careers are now over.

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:57 pm

BREAKING: Graham Spanier out at Penn State

There will be more.  But it's nice to see it start.

Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:54 pm

BREAKING: Graham Spanier out at Penn State

it is a good thing that joe p and spanier are out.  however, more are guilty and should be out.  paterno informed
superiors, initially, and no-one did anything in this horrific situation.  more than 2 heads should roll.
this situation requires immediate police notification. we should see a complete athletic board indicted. 

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