Spanier Asks To Have His Passport Reinstated

12.05.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier wants to travel out of state as he awaits his trial in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Spanier's said his domestic travel needs included visits to his second home in New York City and holidays with relatives in Iowa and his ill mother in Chicago. Spanier, a tenured faculty member on leave, was charged last month in what prosecutors claimed was a "conspiracy of silence" that covered up complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. He is free on $125,000 unsecured bail and had to relinquish his passport.