Freeh sticks by his report, calls Paterno family investigation “self-serving”

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Former FBI director Louis J. Freeh issued a statement after hearing the Paterno family’s report on ESPN, “Outside the Lines.”  Their investigation targeted nearly every conclusion the Freeh report made about Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The Paterno family  calls the Freeh report “factually wrong, speculative and fundamentally flawed.”

Freeh fired back, calling the Paterno family investigation “self-serving” and that it does not change the facts established in the Freeh Report, according to a statement appearing on

Freeh goes on to say that he stands by his conclusion –“that four of the most powerful people at Penn State failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade”.

To read Freeh’s full statement, click here


  • Steve Brady

    Fine–but one has to accept that Freeh is also working in “self-serving” mode. He can’t have the complete credibility of his report challenged. This is a report with international attention and if it is demonstrated to be fundamentally flawed it is HIS reputation that takes a hit.

    So the question is: how can we get to the bottom of an investigation when so many people have their egos in play?

  • branson

    How can Freeh have a legitimate response to their report already? No way he read that entire report in the matter of an hour.

  • Bordeaux11611

    Yeah, that's right! You are wrong because we say so! We liked Joe Paterno, therefore he didn't do anything wrong! As long as you have friends/family to cover up for you, it's ALL GOOD! Stop trying to be logical Mr. Freeh!

    • Darly

      Was Louis Freeh actually paid 6.5 Mil by the Penn State BOT for that bogus investigation and report? That being the case, PA taxpayers were robbed!!! Also eveident that there is not one grain of commonsense within the BOT group.

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