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Freeh Report Released: PSU Apathetic To Abuse

Is the death penalty on the horizon?

Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP released its "Report of the Special Investigative Counsel Regarding the Actions of The Pennsylvania State University Related to the Child Sexual Abuse Committed by Gerald A. Sandusky" today, and it isscathing.

The report, which can be found here via ESPN, repeatedly details how PSU President Graham Spanier, Senior VP Gary Schultz, AD Tim Curley and Head Football Coach Joe Paterno "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade."

It also details the "retirement" of Jerry Sandusky.

"A decision by Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley to allow Sandusky to retire in 1999, not as a suspected child predator, but as a valued member of the Penn State football legacy, with future "visibility" at Penn State and ways "to continue to work with young people through Penn State," essentially granting him license to bring boys to campus facilities for "grooming" as targets for his assaults. Sandusky retained unlimited access to University facilities until November 2011."

Yesterday, the Paterno family released an email Joe had supposedly written back in January before he passed. We thought it looked like an atttempt to persuade the NCAA that the scandal had nothing to do with athletics.

Is the death penalty coming?