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Penn State Freeh Report: Joe Paterno, Tim Curley Worked To Cover Up Sandusky's Crimes

The crux of the just-released report from The Freeh Investigative Group, commissioned by Penn State University, is that on more than one occasion, the chance to bring accusations and evidence of child molestation and sexual assault against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was blocked by decisions made by Joe Paterno, former A.D. Tim Curley and others (excerpt courtesy of

According to the Freeh Report, the only known intervening factor between reporting the incident to authorities and then agreeing not to is a conversation between Curley and Paterno.

"The reasonable conclusion that we make is that all four individuals made a decision to actively conceal the knowledge of the events of Feb. 2001.

The other two individuals are former President Graham Spanier and former Vice President Gary Schultz, which is a collection that, essentially, represents all of the most powerful people in the Penn State network, an assessment from the Freeh Group that's likely to loom large in the expected civil trials surely to come from the Sandusky victims.

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