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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The lawyer speculated “a concern about publicity and a desire to resolve the matters very quickly” influenced the process.

Scene turns ugly as students react to Joe Paterno’s firing”. Sandusky had been convicted two weeks before, but Paterno’s role reprt his former assistant’s crimes was still an open question.

Family of late Penn State Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno drops lawsuit vs. NCAA over Freeh report

Retrieved November 30, The two administrators were charged with grand jury perjury and failure to report suspected child abuse. Views Read Edit View history. Tech Innovate Gadget Mission: The Middle States Commission on Higher Educationwhich accredits the university, continued to accredit Penn State but demanded a report addressing these. On October 16,Penn State announced feport would not renew Curley’s contract when it expired in June Poole and former Second Mile executive director Jack Raykovitz did not respond to multiple requests to comment.

In addition, the report said that the four men “exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky’s victims by failing to inquire as to their safety and well-being.

He doesn’t have his father’s prominent nose and chin, but the resemblance is there, in the eyes. Retrieved September 9, After McQueary was identified as the frreeh assistant who reported the incident, he was criticized for not intervening to protect the boy from Sandusky an accusation McQueary has since disputed []as well as for not reporting the incident to police himself.


Paterno family drops lawsuit vs. NCAA over Freeh report

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 inquiry concluded politics played no role in the Sandusky investigation but also uncovered the fact that attorney general staffers — including Frank Fina, the prosecutor who led the Sandusky case — shared pornography via office email.

Retrieved February 20, District Judge in Philadelphia ruled in favor of the university, stating that Penn State could not legally be held liable for Sandusky’s actions simply because he was employed there. 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. Although Corbett is an ex officio member of the board of trustees, Penn State was not involved in the suit.

The lawsuit also produced communications between NCAA staffers and Freeh’s team that prompted some alumni to theorize Freeh catered his report — which, by including Paterno, put the case squarely in the NCAA’s crosshairs — to appeal to a desired client. The indictment accused Curley and Schultz of not only failing to tell the police, but falsely telling the grand jury that Mike McQueary never informed them of sexual activity.

In an online letter to Penn State’s current and former players, Paterno’s widow, Sue, wrote on Friday: He replied, “I do not know of it. Prosecutors, in charging documents, implied McQueary reported “anal intercourse” to Paterno; McQueary has testified he never would have used such explicit terms with Paterno, though he made clear he witnessed something sexual.

Retrieved March 27, Utah now has the strictest drunken driving limit in the nation. After the charges came to light, former President Graham Spanier issued a statement in which he said Curley and Schultz had his unconditional support, and saying they “operate at the highest levels of honesty.


Retrieved November 11, The trustee also noted that he and many of his colleagues felt Paterno either “knew about [the abuse] and swept it under the rug, or he didn’t ask enough questions.

In Januarythe case settled. The Paterno family and his legion of supporters have long objected bitterly to the Freeh report’s depiction of the hall of fame coach as having failed to do the right thing in Paterno died in January Dante Exum is producing at previously unprecedented levels. In Januarynew university president Rodney Erickson traveled for a week to speak with alumni in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York in an attempt to repair the university’s image.

Joe Paterno told me to drop abuse accusation – CNN. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dranov, a mandatory reporter of abuse because he’s a doctor, has testified repeatedly that McQueary never said he witnessed a sex act.

Retrieved July 12, The letter was reportedly sent out in error. Archived from the original on November 11, Archived from the original on August 9, Retrieved November 5, When Curley and Schultz appeared on the stand, however, they said the same patrrno their lawyers had patefno for five years.

Penn State child sex abuse scandal

Archived from the original on January 8, Barron acknowledged the school’s board had spent tens of millions of dollars without making an effort to corroborate claims. Freeh found a “total and consistent disregard by the most senior leaders at Penn State for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims”, which “empowered” Sandusky to continue his abuse.

The violations include failing to alert the public about Mr.