Speaking through their lawyer Wick Sollers, the Paterno family is calling for a full release of e-mails and records currently in possession of Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who is leading an internal investigation of the university and the Attorney General's office. They said that, "releasing these e-mails in this way is not intended to inform the discussion but to smear former Penn State officials, including Joe Paterno."
The statement was a response to several e-mails that were leaked to CNN over the weekend. The e-mails showed communication between Penn State President Graham Spanier, Vice President Gary Schultz, and Athletic Director Tim Curley discussing the 2001 shower incident where Grad Assistant Mike McQueary said he saw Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy. The family said that while they do not know who is behind the leaked e-mails, it indicates a lack of commitment to a fair and thorough investigation.
For more on the leaked e-mails, check out our report from the weekend.