Joe Paterno's Family Claims Report Proves His Innocence

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Perhaps the late, former Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno, didn’t help cover up the sexual crimes committed by former Nittany Lion defensive coordinator coach Jerry Sandusky, after all.

At least that is what a new report commissioned by the Paterno family issued on Paterno.com claims. In essence, the new report claims the conclusions by former F.B.I. director Louis Freeh after his investigation of the Sandusky scandal that Mr. Paterno had conspired to conceal child sex abuse allegations are bogus.

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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