Judge Upholds Penn State Former President Graham Spanier's Jail Sentence

May 26, 2021

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier arrives for a hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
Credit Matt Rourke / AP Photo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has upheld the jail sentence of the former Penn State president who was forced out as the school’s top administrator after Jerry Sandusky was arrested nearly a decade ago.

The judge says Graham Spanier must report to jail on July 9 to begin serving at least two months for endangering the welfare of children, followed by two months of house arrest. Spanier had stayed out of jail during appeals.

A Penn State spokesperson says Spanier remains a tenured faculty member on administrative leave who is not teaching classes.