Monday, June 11, 2012

No Wait, There's More!

Former Penn State Assitant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky's trial began this morning (6-11-12) with the announcement he would testify in his own behalf, followed by a report from NBC News that their sources say more charges against more Penn State administrators or former administrators is likely.

NBC says former Penn State president Graham Spanier is the subject of “major new evidence” about his involvement in the Sandusky scandal, including emails exchanged in 2001 by Spanier and former university official Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley.

NBC reported there were e-mails that have surfaced between former President Spanier and Schultz that contained conversations in which the two agreed it would be "humane" to Sandusky to "not involve" legal authorities.

And, later in the day, Penn State spokesman David La Torre issued a statement that confirmed e-mails had been discovered and turned over to the State Attorney General.

Schultz and Curley already face perjury charges.

There are two lessons in today's development.

1.  What people write and exchange in e-mails and other digital media can get you in a lot of trouble.

2.  And every crisis has "after-shocks" and sometimes the after-shocks can do more harm than the initial crisis event.

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