A federal judge says former Penn State president Graham Spanier’s defamation suit against former FBI director Louis Freeh must start with a local judge.
In 2011, Penn State hired Freeh to examine the handling of child sex abuse complaints involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and to recommend changes aimed at preventing abuse.
The judge Tuesday denied Freeh’s motion for reconsideration of the Feb. 25 order granting Spanier’s request.
Penn State’s costs for legal fees, consultants and public relations firms hired to help deal with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal have reached nearly $17 million, the university said in an online report that it updates regularly.
Penn State president Rodney Erickson has issued a statement regarding the NCAA’s sanctions levied against the Penn State football program.
Joe Paterno’s family strongly denies the findings of a special investigator who described the late coach as one of four high-ranking university officials who covered up child sex abuse allegations against former assistant Jerry Sandusky.
St. Joseph’s basketball coach Phil Martelli and former Pennsylvania Governer Ed Rendell believe that the discoveries in the recent report about Penn State football are reason enough to remove the Joe Paterno statue from campus.
The family also released a statement in which it said Sandusky was a “great deceiver” who fooled Paterno and administrators alike.
Penn State must do the right thing and suspend the football program.
Based on the evidence in the Freeh report, do you feel Penn State should remove the statue of Paterno it has on campus?