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Former Penn State President Graham Spanier walks from the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 24. Spanier was convicted of hushing up suspected child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky in 2001, a decade before Sandusky was arrested for the serial molestation of young boys. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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A Pennsylvania jury convicted former Penn State president Graham Spanier on one count of child endangerment, Friday, for his role in the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal. The jury also acquitted Spanier of conspiracy and another child endangerment charge. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Eric Barron, Penn State's next president. Patrick Mansell/PSU.edu hide caption

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