muddled legacy

Paterno Family Fights Damning Report

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.