Penn State trustee Albert Lord said he is "running out of patience" for "so-called victims" regarding Jerry Sandusky, according to a Saturday email he sent to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
"Running out of sympathy for 35 yr old (sic), so-called victims with 7 digit net worth," Lordwrotein the email. "Do not understand why they were so prominent in trial. As you learned, Graham Spanier never knew Sandusky abused anyone."
Lord did not specify who the "so-called victims" were, though it could be Mike McQueary, the 42-year-old former Penn State grad assistant, who testified at Spanier's trial. He won $12.3million from Penn State after suing them for wrongful termination, defamation and improperly handling a whistleblower. PennState has alsopaid roughly $93 million to more than 30 Sandusky victims,according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Lord'scomments come after former Penn State President Graham Spanier was found guilty on Friday ofone count of child endangerment for the way he handled complaints in2001 about Sandusky abusing boys. Spanier was found not guilty ofconspiracy and a second child endangerment at the same trial.
Spanier was the third of three PennState execs found guilty of similar charges:former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and former senior vice presidentGary Schultzwere also convicted.
Penn State board chairman Ira Lubert issueda statement on Lord's comments, saying, "Al Lord’s comments are personal and do not represent the opinions of the board or the university. The sentiments of board and university leadership were expressed in the very first line of the statement released by Penn State: First and foremost, our thoughts remain with the victims of Jerry Sandusky.”