Penn State Trustee Who Made Comment on Sandusky Victims Won’t Seek Re-Election

A Pennsylvania State University trustee who recently said he was “running out of sympathy” for Jerry Sandusky’s sexual-abuse victims, indicated on Wednesday he wouldn’t seek re-election to the board, reports the student newspaper The Daily Collegian.

Albert L. Lord’s remarks about victims, which he made in an email to The Chronicle, drew criticism nationally. Mr. Lord issued a statement this week apologizing for that comment and amending it to distinguish between “real victims and alleged victims.”

The Collegian reported that Mr. Lord said in a news release that his decision had been tied to “his wavering commitment to running in the first place and the rigidness of the board.” His term runs through June 30.

Mr. Lord has been an outspoken advocate for Graham B. Spanier, the former Penn State president who was convicted last month on a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of children in connection with the Sandusky scandal.

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