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Freeh Report: Graham Spanier Was Aggressive In Prosecuting Sports Agent Jeff Nalley, According To Report

A report by Donald Gilliland of The Patriot-News on Sunday unveiled that while prominent Penn State administrators knew of an investigation of Jerry Sandusky in 1998 according to the Freeh report, Penn State president Graham Spanier was very involved in the prosecution of sports agent Jeff Nalley during the same year.

Nalley was convicted for taking former Penn State running back Curtis Enis on a $1,000 shopping spree to Harrisburg malls, as there is a law in Pennsylvania against such behavior from sports agents.

A great deal of irony comes from Spanier's comments regarding Nalley's behavior, and the damaged it could have caused to the university's name.

The man "fooled around with the integrity of the university," Spanier said, "and I won't stand for that."

What Nalley did was certainly wrong, the problem with the comment is that Spanier was doing the same exact thing for his handling of Sandusky's crimes, which were far more grave than taking a player on a shopping spree.

Nalley was sentenced to 100 hours of community service after being convicted, and was named "persona non grata," banning him from the Penn State campus, while the Freeh Report found that there was no discussion of doing the same to Sandusky in 1998.

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