08/22/2012 04:03 pm ET Updated Aug 22, 2012

Penn State Ex-President Graham Spanier To Give Interview On Freeh Report, Sandusky Sex Abuse Scandal On ABC News


Former President of Penn State Graham Spanier will give his first interview to ABC on Wednesday night. Spanier was ousted from Penn State in November of last year after Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse scandal first came to light. Sandusky was later convicted of more than 45 counts related to sexual abuse, including rape, of minors in June.

An independent investigation led by former F.B.I. Director Louis Freeh in July found Spanier and others implicated in a cover up of Sandusky's actions.

In his ABC interview, Spanier is expected to hit back at his critics. On Wednesday, the legal team for the embattled former President called the Freeh report a "blundering and indefensible indictment."

Released in mid-July, the Freeh report directly accused Penn State administrators of activities that not only did nothing to prevent Sandusky's child sex abuse but also actively covered it up for years. The report was both the foundation of the NCAA's sanctions against Penn State, which include a $60 million fine and a three-year bowl ban, and the catalyst for a call to tear down late head coach Joe Paterno's statue.