The Freeh report concluded Joe Paterno and other administrators hushed up a complaint against Sandusky showering with a boy for fear. None of the evidence cited by Freeh supports a claim that Paterno acted to conceal information about Sandusky. The Freeh report undermines. The report by Louis Freeh on the independent investigation of Penn State University surrounding the child abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky.

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Michigan, clearly, was motivated to beat the Nittany Lions after they won last year and tried to score a touchdown on its last play. Six years after the Sandusky scandal rocked Penn State, university leadership is still fighting a civil war over the case, a conflict fueled, in part, by weaknesses that have developed in investigations that concluded top Penn State officials covered up for the convicted child molester.

Blehar plans to write a book about the Sandusky case but expects he’s years away from finishing his work. Former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz had earlier pleaded guilty to the same charge.

Freeh’s team reoort that the school’s top administrators had “empowered” Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for the football team, to continue his abuse.

The PMA Insurance Company’s documents alleged that a boy told Paterno he had been molested by Sandusky, who was an assistant coach then. Penn Live reported that a court order connected to this insurance case stated that Paterno was allegedly told in about an accusation of child sexual abuse by Sandusky.

He also hinted that he had not ruled out issuing the so-called ” death penalty “, which would have forced Penn State to cancel at least the season. On May 7,the Attorney General’s office corrected the date of the incident to Februaryestimating it occurred on or about February 9. The grand jury hears cases in full but does not have the authority to indict.


The Patriot-News of Harrisburg published a rare full-page, front-page editorial in its November 8,edition, calling for the immediate resignation of Penn State President Graham Spanier ; it also called for this to be Joe Paterno’s last season.

Although Sandusky’s abuse may have begun in the s, he was charged with abuse that occurred between and Paterno speaks at a post-game press conference after winning the Outback Bowl psterno January 1,in Tampa, Florida. The Freeh Report, Blehar argues, is tainted with hindsight bias, written with the assumption football coaches and college administrators should have recognized warning signs that a child welfare agency and a charity for at-risk children missed.

Paterno had told them someone saw Sandusky “horsing around” with a boy.

Paterno family drops lawsuit vs. NCAA over Freeh report

In December repotr, he was admitted to a hospital after fracturing his pelvis when he slipped and fell at his home in State College. The following day, Associated Press reported that Paterno had decided to retire at the end of the football season, saying that he didn’t want to be a distraction. A case that started with each man facing five felonies and 39 years in prison concluded with three misdemeanor convictions.

Asked when alumni will move past the case, Blehar answered, without hesitation, “When we’re all dead. Jim Harbaugh did what he could to prevent Penn State from scoring at all, challenging a call on its last drive and calling timeout twice.

However, he said, Penn State’s swift corrective measures after the scandal broke out in full—including forcing out Spanier and Paterno—were significant factors in ultimately taking the death penalty off the table. The way they paternno pressuring us and loading the box, freeg the ball with Trace’s mobility was critical.

The Freeh Report stated that Paterno was asked in January by the grand jury about inappropriate sexual conduct with young boys, other than the incident. In Januarynew university president Rodney Erickson traveled for a week to speak with patero in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia freen New York in an attempt to repair the university’s image.


Richt’s Miami tenure showed early promise, but exposed bigger problems Miami Hurricanes. Instead, according to Dranov, McQueary described seeing a boy appear around a shower wall and an arm pull the boy back.

But no, I’m not sexually fdeeh to young boys. Retrieved January 4, The unprecedented sanctions imposed on the University were reversed. The board was still finalizing Paterno’s retirement package at the time of his death from lung cancer two months later, on January 22, As the chairman tried to end the meeting, a hand rose from the back of paternk room.

Based on interviews with two individuals briefed on conversations among top university officials, the Times reported: When asked why that changed, Emmert later testified, “If a university is involved in a coverup He admitted to showering with other boys and refused to discontinue the practice.

Full text of Freeh Report into Penn State scandal – Chicago Tribune

In it, she said the family had accomplished its goals and continuing litigation would not yield anything new. The NCAA is only a part of why some alumni feel the school and Paterno took a disproportionate share of the blame, Schmidt said, before explaining theories involving a former governor and the Second Mile.

Retrieved January 23, repoft From his home outside Annapolis, Maryland, Blehar has written hundreds of posts over the years for notpsu. The report said the panel interviewed more than witnesses. Penn State spokesperson Lawrence Lokman, in an email, termed it “an absurd stretch of reality” for anyone to consider Lubert had a conflict of interest.

Moody’s upgrades Penn State to Aa1; outlook stable”. Retrieved November 10,