Neb chancellor: Game, scandal separate issues

Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman says his school’s

participation in Saturday’s game at Penn State ”in no way condones

the conduct that has been alleged or makes a statement about the

truth or falsity” of allegations of child sex abuse by a former

PSU assistant coach.

Perlman’s statement Wednesday night followed the firings of PSU

coach Joe Paterno and president Graham Spanier.

Perlman said players from both schools have worked hard to be in

a position to play. ”I hope all fans will be respectful of the

contest between these student-athletes, even as we share in the

outrage of what is alleged and the pain suffered by the

victims.”

Perlman added ”everything I know about Graham makes it

difficult for me to believe he would ignore clear allegations of

child abuse.”