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Penn State sues ex-president Spanier of a violation of the contract

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Penn State is countersuing the former president, says that he violated his employment contract by not providing what he knew about Jerry Sandusky the former assistant coach was arrested on child abuse charges in 2011.

The university claim was filed Monday, along with her reaction to a revised breach-of-contract lawsuit Graham Spanier filed in the courthouse in the neighborhood of State College last month.

The school says Spanier violated a 2010 contract of employment, and wants back the millions it paid him over the last five years.

The counterclaim says Spanier didn’t fully reveal what he knew about the Sandusky grand jury investigation in 2011, or the information about complaints about Sandusky showering with boys in 1998 and 2001.

Spanier lawyer Tom Clare calls it “a last-ditch effort of Penn State to escape liability for the more clear violation” of the separation agreement.

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