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Penn State University / Sex Scandal / Freeh Report / Paterno Interview #1025870

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 12, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: Armen Keteyian) The final report of the investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh accusing football coach Joe Paterno and other Penn State University officials, including president Graham Spanier†, vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley†, of covering up sex abuse by former coach Jerry Sandusky reviewed; report excerpts and op-ed article written by Paterno before his death quoted; details given from internal e-mails. [FREEH – says they made a decision to conceal this information; states no one spoke to Sandusky after the 1998 shower incident.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The reaction from Penn State Board of Trustees chairman Karen Peetz†† noted. Earlier interview held with Paterno’s son Jay Paterno about the report. [PATERNO – says it’s a faulty assumption that his father was at the center of a conspiracy to protect Sandusky; denies Joe suspected Sandusky was a child predator; comments on his father’s remark that this is not a football scandal.]

Pelley, Scott;
Keteyian, Armen

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