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Ex-Penn State president drops lawsuit for own emails

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 18 2012 12:57:30 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2012 02:28:28 PM CDT
PSU's Graham Spanier

CNN

PHILADELPHIA -

Penn State University's former president is dropping a lawsuit that sought the release of his university emails involving convicted predator Jerry Sandusky.

Graham Spanier moved Wednesday to dismiss the case, according to online court records.

Spanier needed the emails to refresh his memory before cooperating with the Louis Freeh investigation, according to the lawsuit filed in May.

The issue now appears moot, as the ex-FBI chief issued his scathing report for the university last week.

The report faults Spanier, football coach Joe Paterno and others for their handling of the abuse complaints.

Sandusky was convicted last month of sexually abusing 10 boys, sometimes on Penn State's campus.

Spanier's lawyers didn't immediately return messages seeking comment from The Associated Press.