For once, football’s “winning is the only thing” invisible plastic shield proved vulnerable.
Graham B. Spanier, the former Pennsylvania State University president once considered one of the nation’s most prominent college leaders, was convicted Friday of endangering children by failing to act on signs that Jerry Sandusky was a serial sex predator.
After nearly 12 hours of deliberation, a Dauphin County jury of seven women and five men found Spanier guilty of a misdemeanor count of endangerment. He was acquitted of a second endangerment count, as well as a felony conspiracy charge.
That it’s a misdemeanor is irrelevant. That it’s a conviction is everything.
Meanwhile, in related news of “Get Out of Jail Free” cards . . . .