Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier was ordered Friday to spend at least two months in jail and another two on house arrest for endangering children by failing to report signs that Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing boys, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Judge John Boccabella sentenced Spanier to pay a $7,500 fine and perform 200 hours of community service. Two other former aides, ex-athletic director Gary Schultz and onetime vice president Tim Curley, got similar terms of jail followed by house arrest.
“These men are good people who made a terrible mistake,” the judge said. He chided the three — and others connected to the scandal, including head coach Joe Paterno — for what he said was an inexcusable failure. “Why no one made a phone call to police … is beyond me.” The three are scheduled to begin serving their sentences July 15.