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Freeh Report Shows Paterno Was Aware Of Investigation, Failed To Take Action

With the release of the Freeh report on Thursday morning, the final piece of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal puzzle has been put in place and it doesn't look like a very favorable report for anyone, including former head coach Joe Paterno. In a press release prior to the release of the full report, Louis Freeh said that evidence shows that Paterno was made aware of the 1998 investigation of Sandusky and took no action to solve the issue.

Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State. The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized. Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley never demonstrated, through actions or words, any concern for the safety and well-being ofSandusky's victims until after Sandusky's arrest.

The full press release can be found here and the full Freeh report can be found on

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