STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - Senator George Mitchell released his second Athletics Integrity Report on Penn State's progress after the Sandusky scandal.
Mitchell says Penn State's made "steady progress" implementing recommendations from the Freeh Report and abiding by the NCAA sanctions. It also mentions that the school, NCAA, and the Big Ten have all agreed to throw out five of Louis Freeh's recommendations. The excerpt from the report is posted below:
"There are five recommendations in the Freeh report that the university requested not be implemented in the manner recommended in the Freeh report. Among these are recommendations: that the office of human resources be realigned to report directly to the university's president; that
an executive search firm be used for all senior executive searches; and that policies and procedures for programs involving non-student minors be overseen by the office of human resources. We have attended meetings at which these issues were discussed, and Penn state has consulted with
us about the reasons for the request not to implement these recommendations in the manner recommended, which are discussed in more detail below.
After considering Penn state's rationale, I agreed that its proposed approach to these recommendations was reasonable and conveyed Penn state's request to be excused from implementing these five recommendations to the ncaa and the big ten conference, which both consented."
- Senator George Mitchell