Report commissioned by Paterno family calls Penn State's Freeh report 'fundamentally flawed'
- In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal at Penn State, the school's former football coach, Joe Paterno, was accused in a report by former FBI director Louis Freeh of conspiring to cover up child sex abuse allegations against Sandusky.
- Since the release of the Freeh report, the Paterno family hired international law firm King & Spalding to investigate the findings, and a report from that investigation by former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and a team of high-level experts, available on Paterno.com, says Freeh's report is "fundamentally flawed."
- Freeh still stands by his report, and even if Paterno's legacy is restored and some sponsors and donors return, the NCAA sanctions will likely remain in place since the scandal's reach extended all the way to the school's president.
From the article:
"... The Paterno family hired the international law firm King & Spalding to investigate the findings Freeh in 2011. Today, King & Spalding released some conclusions. Among them: Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and a team of other high-level experts have found that the Freeh report commissioned by the Penn State University Board of Trustees in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal is factually wrong, speculative and 'fundamentally flawed.' ..."
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