A group of attorneys, including Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, former FBI profiler Jim Clemente, prominent Washington Attorney Wick Sollers and Dr. Fred Berlin, director of The Johns Hopkins Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit, conclude the Freeh report failed to meet the basic requirements of a fair investigation.
The Paterno Family says the coach did not hide any information or stand in the way of any investigation related to the crimes of Jerry Sandusky.
"The Freeh report is a profound failure," Sollers said. "It isn't a little wrong on the minor issues. It is totally wrong on the most critical issues. That the Board and the NCAA relied on this report, without appropriate review or analysis, is a miscarriage of justice."
The major findings of the report include:
- Joe Paterno did not participate in a conspiracy to cover up Sandusky's actions because of a fear of bad publicity or for any other reason.
- There is no evidence to support the allegation that the football culture at Penn State was to blame for Sandusky's crimes.
- The Freeh report's investigators failed to conduct interviews with key witnesses, including Curley and Schultz.
- Witnesses were allowed to speak anonymously to Freeh investigators.
The complete report can be found at http://paterno.com/Default.aspx.