Penn State sues ex-president Spanier for breaching contract

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Penn State is countersuing its former president, saying he violated his employment settlement by not disclosing what he knew about Jerry Sandusky earlier than the previous assistant soccer coach's arrest on baby molestation fees in 2011.

The college's declare was filed Monday, together with its response to a revised breach-of-contract lawsuit Graham Spanier filed within the courthouse close to State School final month.

The varsity says Spanier violated a 2010 employment contract and needs again the hundreds of thousands it is paid him over the previous 5 years.

The counterclaim says Spanier did not absolutely disclose what he knew concerning the Sandusky grand jury investigation in 2011, or details about complaints relating to Sandusky showering with boys in 1998 and 2001.

Spanier lawyer Tom Clare calls it "a last-ditch effort by Penn State to flee legal responsibility for its a number of clear breaches" of the separation settlement.