Neb chancellor: Game, scandal separate issues
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman says his school's participation in Saturday's game at Penn State "in no way condones the conduct that has been alleged or makes a statement about the truth or falsity" of allegations of child sex abuse by a former PSU assistant coach.
Perlman's statement Wednesday night followed the firings of PSU coach Joe Paterno and president Graham Spanier.
Perlman said players from both schools have worked hard to be in a position to play. "I hope all fans will be respectful of the contest between these student-athletes, even as we share in the outrage of what is alleged and the pain suffered by the victims."
Perlman added "everything I know about Graham makes it difficult for me to believe he would ignore clear allegations of child abuse."