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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 espn.com, 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."

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 espn.com, 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).


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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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