Found February 11, 2013 on
By: Jim Hilgen
Poor Penn State.
No matter how they try, the folks in Happy Valley can not leave the shadow of the sex scandal that brought shame to that previously revered institution. The family of the school’s former head coach, the late Joe Paterno released its response to a Penn State report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal on Sunday. In an attempt to restore the coach’s good name the report attacked Louis Freeh’s conclusion that Paterno covered up sex abuse allegations against his longtime assistant.
Former U.S. Attorney General and Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh authored the family’s report. In it he said the investigation by former FBI director Freeh resulted in a “rush to injustice.” The Freeh report was authorized by the university. In it Freeh claimed that Coach Paterno and three former administrators all covered up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
The 238-page report was released on the family website Paterno.com. On the site T...
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