Former Penn State president Spanier arraigned

The Sports Xchange
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was arraigned Wednesday morning in Harrisburg, Pa., on charges stemming from the Jerry Sandusty child sex-abuse scandal.
District Court Judge William Wenner set Spanier's bail at $125,000 and tentatively scheduled a Nov. 16 preliminary hearing. Spanier also was instructed to surrender his passport and restrict his travel outside Pennsylvania, reported.
The charges against Spanier include obstruction, endangering the welfare of children and perjury.
Spanier is accused of trying to cover up Sandusky's sexual molestations of boys, some of which occurred in the school's football facilities.
Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison last month. reported that Spanier didn't acknowledge reporters outside Wenner's office when he arrived or left with his wife, Sandra.
One of Spanier's lawyers, Elizabeth Ainslie, criticized the prosecution.
"They called it a conspiracy of silence. That is ridiculous," Ainslie said, according to "Spanier was never given a chance to speak to this grand jury and give his side of the story. We look forward to the chance to present his side of the story."

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