July 12, 2012, 7:58 am
“Joe Paterno did not ‘do all he should have’ to report Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse, and evidence supports his termination, according to documents we believe to be preparation material for this morning’s press conference at the release of the Freeh Report,” Deadspin reports this morning.
According to the documents, Freeh’s report will also find that the Penn State administration failed to act appropriately while the Board of Trustees failed to create an “environment that demanded proper conduct.”
It also appears that Freeh will “steadfastly [refuse] to answer whether or not the commission believed there was a cover-up.”
July 11, 2012, 5:00 am
At least 22 members of Penn State University’s Board of Trustees held a private conference call Tuesday night to develop strategies for how they might respond to the release of Louis J. Freeh’s report Thursday morning, ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. reports:
“[Thursday] afternoon, the 32-member board plans on meeting behind closed doors in several working groups to formulate its response, sources said. A press conference will be held sometime later that afternoon by Penn State President Rodney Erickson, trustee Ron Tomalis, and trustee Ken Frazier to deliver the trustees’ reactions to the Freeh Group’s findings, sources said.
“Tuesday night’s conference call session was also used as an opportunity to discuss options about how the trustees might protect the confidentiality of sensitive documents that the university turned over to the Freeh Group, one source said. Copies of thousands of memos,…
June 29, 2012, 11:43 am
I spent a few days in Happy Valley this week reporting on Louis Freeh’s investigation. Freeh, the former FBI director, and his team of high-profile lawyers and law-enforcement heavyweights, were hired seven months ago by Penn State’s Board of Trustees to get to the bottom of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
The Freeh Group is due out with a report sometime in the coming weeks that is expected to identify who knew what about Sandusky, the ex-Nittany Lions coach convicted last week on 45 counts of sexually abusing children. More importantly, why didn’t anyone do more to stop him?
I talked to nine people who have been interviewed by Freeh’s team, and they described the investigation as delving deep into e-mail trails and other records. Based on their conversations with Freeh’s staff, here are a couple of the main areas that investigators appear to be focused on:
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