- The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that they have acquired emails sent by Joe Paterno, former Penn State University football coach, weighing in on disciplinary matters concerning his football players in 2007.
- The emails, which were passed to the publication by a source close to the ongoing Jerry Sandusky investigation, reportedly demonstrate an involvement with disciplinary decision-making via email that contradicts accounts given by Paterno's representatives about the late coach's behavior.
- According to the article, Paterno contacted Penn State's president through an assistant's email account to assure the administration that he would handle matters with his players following an off-campus fight incident.
From the article:
Newly obtained e-mails between Joe Paterno, the former Penn State coach, and the university's former president illustrate the scope of the coach's control over top administrators' decisions on disciplinary matters. ...