Paterno family releases report slamming Freeh’s investigation

    When The Freeh report was released back in July 2012, the Paterno family vehemently denied their patriarch’s participation in the Sandusky scandal, a position they continue to stand behind.

    Over the past six months, the Paternos requested an investigation of their own into the Freesh report findings. They hired international law firm, King & Spalding to “conduct a comprehensive review of both the report and Joe Paterno’s conduct,” and authorized them “to engage preeminent experts and to obtain their independent analyses” in their search for answers.

    Those findings were released this morning in a statement titled “A Rush to Injustice” on The private investigation concluded that Freeh report was “a failure that does not meet the basic requirements of a thorough, objective and fair investigation.”


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    According to the Associated Press, Former FBI director Louis Freeh is standing by his conclusion that former Penn State coach Joe Paterno and three top administrators concealed child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.

    In a letter Friday to former Penn State players, Sue Paterno said that her late husband was a “moral, disciplined” man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity.

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