Reaction, Statements To Report Commissioned By Paterno Family - Fox 2 News Headlines

Reaction, Statements To Report Commissioned By Paterno Family

Posted: Updated:

A report commissioned by the Paterno family suggests the Freeh Report in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal is "factually wrong, speculative and fundamentally flawed."

The report was released Sunday by the Paterno family and was put together by a panel of experts, including former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh.

The report is available on the Paterno family's website.

FULL THORNBURGH REPORT: Download and read the full report here.

In response to the report, a statement was issued by Louis Freeh, who conducted the Freeh Report commissioned by the Penn State University Board of Trees following the Sandusky scandal.

In the statement, Freeh says he respects the right of the Paterno family to hire private lawyers and former government officials to conduct public media campaigns, but also said the new report doesn't change the facts established in the Freeh Report or alter its conclusions.

"Joe Paterno's own testimony under oath before the grand jury that investigated this horrific case is of critical importance."

FULL STATEMENT: You can read the full Freeh statement on the Freeh Group International Solutions website.

Also on Sunday, Penn State responded to the report, saying the Freeh investigation findings have been used to improve university operations.

"The goal of this investigation (Freeh Report) was to uncover facts and identify where failures occurred in the University's governance and compliance structure and to make recommendations to help ensure that such failures never happen again," the statement read.

FULL STATEMENT: You can read the full Penn State University statement issued Sunday on the PSU website.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices