STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Veteran Penn State football coach Joe Paterno began talks that resulted in a sweetened retirement contract in the same month that he testified before a grand jury in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse case, and all members of the board of trustees weren’t informed of the new package before the scandal engulfed the university, according to a published report.
Franco Harris, a staunch supporter of Joe Paterno, expresses his thoughts towards the report giving his former coach and mentor so much attention. He says the focus has been on Joe Paterno and he doesn’t understand why.
One day after the release of the more than 200 page Freeh report, the Penn State community is still trying to digest its findings.
enn State students were anxious to share their opinions on the latest chapter of the scandal that has rocked their campus. “It’s really sad – bad for the university, terrible for the Paterno family,” Ty Smith, a student, said.
Members of Penn State’s Board of Trustees say although they were not immediately notified of the allegations against Sandusky, the board is still accountable for what happened.
People across the country are reacting following Thursday morning’s release of the Freeh Report, an independent investigation into how Penn State officials handled the child sexual abuse case involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh is out today with a report on how Penn State officials handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case. In the lengthy report, Freeh singled out the men at the top of the university, saying they covered up the alleged actions with a “callous and shocking” disregard for the child victims.
Attorney General Linda Kelly’s statement regarding the Freeh Report on Penn State.
Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior officials “concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted on child sexual abuse charges last month, because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal.
The highly-anticipated report from former FBI Director Louis Freeh has been released. The report is an independent investigation into Penn State’s handling of child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The report on the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal from former FBI Director Louis Freeh will be released Thursday morning.
The internal investigation into Penn State’s handling of reports that Jerry Sandusky was molesting children will be released Thursday morning. Former FBI director Louis Freeh has been looking into whether Joe Paterno and other school officials helped cover up accusations against Sandusky.
CNN reports that an independent investigation probing how the university handled the Sandusky allegations is looking deeper into the scope of Paterno’s power, specifically a series of emails by the former head of student affairs Vicky Triponey who said Paterno thwarted her attempts to discipline football players.
An email reported by CNN may inflict serious damage on Joe Paterno’s legacy, indicating that contrary to the late coach’s grand jury testimony, he moved to protect Jerry Sandusky rather than report him.
Joe Paterno’s family is calling on investigators to release all e-mails and documents related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Through attorney Wick Sollers, the family says leaking of selected e-mails intended to “smear” Penn State officials, including Paterno.
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