Ex-Penn State president sues school over emails

Michael Geissler

Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier filed a civil suit against Penn State University last Friday in hopes of forcing them to release emails related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, according to ESPN.com.

Spanier claims in his lawsuit that there were emails from before 2004 that he was told did not exist. He recently found out about the emails but was not allowed to view them.

In addition to the issue regarding the emails, Spanier also notes in the lawsuit that he asked to resign on Nov. 9 and was not fired like previous reports, according to the USA Today.

Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said it is possible that they may not have a copy of the lawsuit and did not respond to questions.

Spanier parted ways with Penn State four days after sexual assault charges were made against Sandusky.