Penn State President Eric Barron was president of Florida State University in 2012 when Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was accused of rape.
Florida State officials and Tallahassee law enforcement personnel have been criticized for their slow response to this charge and there have been suggestions of a cover-up.
Was Barron asked about this during his interviews for the Penn State position? What did he know about the charges against Winston? When did he first hear about the incident? What did he do about it?
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier lost his job — and his reputation — and is awaiting trial, having been charged with eight criminal counts related to a conspiracy to cover up the crimes of Jerry Sandusky.
If he has not already done so, I think it is incumbent on Barron to publicly disclose all that he knew and did concerning the Winston affair while he was president of Florida State.
John E. Willson