Penn State has released a document sought by some of its critics detailing the agreement with former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a review that cost the school about $8.1 million.
Including the bill to pay Freeh, Penn State's total costs associated with the scandal topped $41 million as of the end of December, the university disclosed Monday on a website.
The monthly financial update provided more itemization for certain costs, including the Freeh report. The update also counted the first of five annual $12 million installments - paid in December - that would ultimately cover the $60 million fine from the NCAA as part of landmark sanctions for the scandal.
Some vocal alumni had called on university leadership to release itemized costs, in part to promote transparency. Those critics had also asked the university to release the letter of agreement, or ''engagement letter'' with Freeh, that outlined the scope and responsibilitie...