Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has dropped the lawsuit he filed against the university, according to court documents filed today in Centre County court.
No reason is given for the drop of the lawsuit.
On May 25, Spanier filed a complaint against the university, requesting it provide him with copies of emails it provided to former FBI Director Louis Freeh who was conducting an independent, internal investigation of Penn State with regard to how administrators handled reports of child sexual abuse involving Jerry Sandusky.
The emails contained information revealing that Spanier -- along with the late former head coach Joe Paterno, former athletic director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz -- knew about two incidents involving former assistant coach Sandusky acting inappropriately with a boy in a Lasch Football Building shower.
Penn State originally responded to Spanier's complaint saying it could not release the emails to Spanier for his review because it was under order from the state Attorney General to not release evidence related to the ongoing investigation. The university claimed Spanier was circumventing the Right to Know law by asking the university for emails that were technically in possession of the Office of the Attorney General.
According to court documents, the motion filed today was a voluntary discontinuance of Spanier's action against Penn State.
Check tomorrow's edition of The Daily Collegian for more information.