Former president of Penn State University Graham Spanier signed Jay Paterno’s petition for Lieutenant Governor.
Spanier resigned from his post in the fall of 2011 amidst the Jerry Sandusky scandal that rocked the university. He’s been indicted on charges of perjury, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Paterno was an assistant coach for Penn State’s football program for several years, working under his father, famed football coach Joe Paterno.
Spanier’s name, signature and address can be found on page 9 of Paterno’s petitions from Centre County.
Paterno jumped into the Lieutenant Governor’s race a few weeks ago, and immediately surged to the front of the pack, according to a survey from Harper Polling. However, his petitions put him on the cusp of a likely-challenge, as he filed just over the required number and several of his represented counties are close to the 100 signature threshold.