Paternos issue report, challenge Freeh's findings

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State says the school's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal by former FBI director Louis Freeh was intended to fix shortcomings in governance and compliance to make sure failures don't happen again.

The university released a statement Sunday after Joe Paterno's family unveiled a response to Freeh's findings in July. Freeh accused Paterno and three former administrators of covering up allegations against ex-assistant coach Sandusky.

The NCAA cited the findings in levying unprecedented sanctions on the football program.

The school says it was "understandable and appreciated that people will draw their own conclusions and opinions from the facts uncovered in the Freeh report."

Freeh made 119 recommendations to strengthen policies. The majority have been implemented, according to Penn State, and the process should be completed by year's end.

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