The fallout from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal continued Thursday as former Penn State board of trustees chairman Steve Garban announced his resignation. He is the first trustee to resign following the former defensive coordinator's arrest last year.
Garban has been criticized for his actions in the months leading up to Sandusky's arrest in November. An internal investigation conducted by former FBI director Louis Freeh determined Garban withheld information from other board members regarding a grand jury investigation of Sandusky in the months before his arrest.
Garban, a 1959 Penn State graduate who worked at the university for 33 years, faced numerous calls from board members and alumni to step down.
The internal investigation revealed that some board members felt Garban was too close to fired university president Graham Spanier, who notified Garban of the Sandusky grand jury investigation in April 2011.