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    Paterno Family Fights Damning Report

    FILE - In this file photo from Nov. 5, 2005,  Penn State football coach Joe Paterno acknowledges the crowd during warm-ups before the NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in State College, Pa.  Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone else in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. He was 85.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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    In an attempt to clear his name, the family of Joe Paterno released a report denying claims made by former FBI Director Louis Freeh that the coach complied in the child-sex-abuse scandal that shook Penn State’s football program. Published online this morning “The Critique of the Freeh Report: The Rush to Injustice Regarding Joe Paterno,” written by former U.S. attorney general Dick Thornburgh and experts Jim Clemente and Fred Berlin, says the Freeh report is “deeply flawed and that key conclusions regarding Joe Paterno are unsubstantiated and unfair.” In turn, Freeh has already stabbed back, saying the “self-serving report” “doesn’t change the facts.” Penn State stands by Freeh’s report and is implementing the 119 recommendations it makes.

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