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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In an email McQueary sent prosecutors, released years later, he wrote, ‘I feel my words were slightly twisted. The board was still finalizing Paterno’s retirement package at the time of his death from lung cancer two months later, freeh January 22, The wins, which were unjustly stripped from the players, were reinstated. Curley then met with Sandusky and told him he was not to be using Penn State’s athletic facilities with any young people, and Curley reported the incident to Jack Raykovitz, [47] who as the CEO of The Second Mile a state-licensed charity for disadvantaged youth established by Sandusky was a mandated reporter and also Sandusky’s boss at the time.

The report was also critical of the university’s general counsel, Cynthia Baldwin. Paerno November 16, In 46 years as head coach, he’d piled up wins and two national championships while professing selflessness and education, fielding teams that wore simple jerseys with no names on the back, his players graduating at rates that outpaced competitors. National championship seasons in bold.

McQueary estimated that the boy was roughly a foot shorter than Sandusky. An appeals court eventually agreed Baldwin couldn’t testify, and threw out most of the charges.

The trustee who chaired the board committee that oversaw negotiations was Ira Lubert, a real estate and private equity executive. The men displayed a “callous and shocking disregard for child victims,” Freeh said, as they “empowered Sandusky” to abuse boys for another decade. Retrieved July 30, Elections and films help effort to ban gay conversion therapy in Utah and across the U. Retrieved 22 July Penn State president removed, Paterno out immediately”.

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Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh put together the new report, the Paterno family said in a written statement. Retrieved July 23, Paterno died in January Jon; Epstein, David November 21, Freeh declared complete vindication.

On September 20,Penn State released an announcement that the institution had hired the law firm of Feinberg Rozen LLP to assist in the handling of any personal injury lawsuits that could emerge as a result of the sexual abuse allegations that had been made against Jerry Sandusky. The ensuing scandal, known in Pennsylvania as “Porngate,” tarnished several careers.

Due to the deviation from normal NCAA investigative process as well as the nature of the sanctions, four trustees of the university filed an appeal of the sanctions. The Morning CallNovember 10, Freeh’s verdict capped an unimaginable downfall for Paterno, who just eight months before seemed poised to retire as the winningest, most respected coach in the history of college football.

Schultz served two months.

At that July meeting, the newest alumni trustee — who received more votes than any other candidate — walked in early, with a backpack commemorating the Rose Bowl slung over his shoulder. 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.

Patrno NCAA also took away of Paterno’s wins, but they have since been restored, and with it his status as major college football’s winningest coach with victories. Blehar points out Corbett accepted campaign donations from Second Mile board members and had feuded with Spanier over state funding.


InCorbett became the first incumbent Pennsylvania governor in 40 years to lose a bid for reelection. Paterno’s estate, his son Jay and former assistant William Kenney discontinued their case. Retrieved April 19, Curly, my initial feeling was, when I first heard about this, that the facts had not been established and we needed to be careful to make sure we understood the facts. In FebruaryPennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance, Penn State’s liability insurer, asked the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to limit its exposure from a lawsuit filed by an alleged sex-abuse victim of Jerry Sandusky pxterno to both the time of coverage of the policies and possible “intentional conduct” of the university.

Complete breakdown of charges”.

Full text of Freeh Report into Penn State scandal

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. Retrieved January 23, Sandusky had been convicted two weeks before, but Paterno’s role in his former assistant’s crimes was still an open question.

Retrieved October 9, This grand jury heard testimony from Victim 3, [31] Victim 5, and Victim 6.

Nicholas Mirkay, a University of Hawaii law school professor and nonprofit governance expert, said Lubert’s relationship with the Second Mile gave the appearance of a potential conflict and board members were right to question it.