Freeh Probe May Go Far Beyond Sandusky

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In April 2007, more than two dozen Pennsylvania State University football players forced their way into an off-campus party and started a brawl that left several injured, resulted in criminal charges against six team members, and, eventually, convictions for two.

On campus, the incident sparked another fight, one pitting athletic department officials against top university administrators in a heated debate over how best to punish those involved.

In the end, football won out. None of the charged players missed a game, despite vocal objections from the university vice president who oversaw student conduct and Penn State's judicial affairs office.

That incident five years ago has attracted new interest from investigators, led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, probing the university's role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

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