BELLEFONTE, Pa. - NBC News reports that former Penn State President Graham Spanier and another top university official exchanged emails discussing an allegation that Jerry Sandusky molested a boy in a university shower in 2001, but ultimately decided against alerting child welfare authorities.
NBC says that internal emails obtained by state law enforcement officials show that Spanier and former Vice President Gary Schultz agreed not to take the case to outside authorities out of concern for the retired assistant football coach.
The report aired on the "Today" show Monday.
Spanier was ousted in the wake of Sandusky's November arrest. He hasn't responded to an email message seeking comment.
Attorneys for Schultz say that he "conscientiously considered" the abuse allegation and "deliberated about how to . handle the situation properly."