Graham Spanier is not the [bad] leader media portrays
HARRISBURG PATARIOT NEWS Op Ed: ….People demand answers regardless of whether they’re accurate or not, and the Freeh Report delivered those. While I know my opinion might be wildly unpopular, I’ll always stand for what’s right and tell the truth. The fact is, the Freeh Report was heavily biased about Spanier and others. In the beginning of the 267-page report, it states that key players were not interviewed for the investigation, among them Mike McQueary and former university outside legal counsel Wendell Courtney, “among others.”
People must not forget that Sandusky was a well-respected legend in the community who was highly thought of by many. He was a master deceiver even to those closest to him, including his wife and coach Joe Paterno…
As a society, we sometimes turn into an angry mob, impatient and quick to condemn until answers are delivered, whether they be true or not. The bias of the Freeh Report and the coverage by the media do not always deliver the truth. The best thing to do right now is to take a step back and see things from a different perspective…. (more)
EDITOR: Brice Smith of York Springs is a member of the Penn State University class of 2013. Like Spanier, he also was abused as a child.