Spanier responds

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State president Graham Spanier responded to the punishments handed down by coach Joe Paterno today. In an e-mail to, Spanier wrote "I support Coach Paterno's disciplinary actions against the members of the football team who not only broke team rules but also violated the expectations that Penn State has for its student athletes. Character and social responsibility are important values at Penn State that we will continue to emphasize."

It's nice to know Spanier publicly supports Paterno (wink-wink).