PHILADELPHIA Attorneys for former Penn State President Graham Spanier took aim at the Freeh report, calling it a "blundering and indefensible indictment" during a press conference this morning.
Spanier was not present at the news conference, which lasted about 40 minutes and focused on what attorney Tim Lewis described as a report from "a self-annointed accuser," referring to former FBI director Louis Freeh.
Lewis did not directly address questions about Spanier's emails from 2001, which appear to indicate that he knew of the shower incident involving Jerry Sanduksy and a boy, which Mike McQueary walked in on.
Instead, attorneys said Spanier would address that himself and focused on what were portrayed as leaps in logic by Freeh.
Lewis said that for the "investigation to find a grand conspiracy to actively conceal child abuse or to allow a predator to roam free is nothing short of absurd."
The Freeh report concluded that Spanier, two former administrators and Joe Paterno actively tried to conceal a report by McQueary of child sexual abuse.
The attorneys took a few questions and ended after a man who identified himself as a victim of child sexual abuse began speaking to the whole room.