Press Conference By Lawyers For Former Penn State President Graham…

As expected, the blame-shifting from those at Penn State implicated by the Freeh report has begun. Lawyers for Graham Spanier, the university president fired last November in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, held a press conference in Philadelphia this morning to try and explain their client's side of the story. … » 8/22/12 3:50pm 8/22/12 3:50pm

NCAA Should Have Done Its Own Investigation Before Punishing Penn…

We told you yesterday how Penn State could have fought the NCAA in court over the sanctions it received earlier this week. Our own Drew Magary has also explained that the NCAA levied the punishment it did to pretty much show the world it's doing something because what happened was just so horrible and thank heavens we… » 7/27/12 2:35pm 7/27/12 2:35pm

The Freeh Group Acknowledges Some Mistakes In Its Report On Penn State

It's not anything that will cause Franco Harris to race through the streets to declare vindication, nor will this bit of news lead the NCAA to reexamine the sanctions it handed down and say, "Oops!" But the Freeh Group, which had issued the devastating investigative report on Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky… » 7/25/12 1:20pm 7/25/12 1:20pm

Penn State's Former President Says He Was Abused As A Child, Too

The Paternos aren't the only ones furiously pleading someone's innocence in the Jerry Sandusky matter. Former PSU president Graham Spanier has now sent a letter to the school's board of trustees that accuses the Freeh report of being biased. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg obtained the letter, which includes this… » 7/23/12 7:05pm 7/23/12 7:05pm

Even Sports Illustrated Doesn't Want Anything To Do With Joe Posnanski's …

The first review of Joe Posnanksi's Joe Paterno biography is in and it isn't good: Offered first serial rights to a book written by a former Sports Illustrated senior writer, the magazine said no. Assistant managing editor Chris Hunt confirmed to Deadspin that SI passed on running an excerpt. Posnanski, who left SI » 7/17/12 12:30pm 7/17/12 12:30pm

Penn State's Student Ticket Campout Group Will No Longer Be Called…

Penn State students have pitched tents outside Beaver Stadium in order to score the best seats for that week's football game for nearly 20 years. Starting with the 2005 home game against Ohio State, the name of that tent city became known as Paternoville, and it was eventually recognized by the university as an… » 7/16/12 8:30pm 7/16/12 8:30pm

Report: Three More Men Say Jerry Sandusky Abused Them In The 1970s Or…

It won't end, will it? Sara Ganim has the details, and she has two sources who told her police have been informed of the new allegations, which would be the first from before the 1990s. Basically, this still isn't close to being finished: » 7/16/12 1:50pm 7/16/12 1:50pm

Jay Paterno: The Freeh Report Contains "No New Facts," Just "Some New…

In all seriousness, I can't imagine how difficult today must be for the Paterno family. That said, at this point, it's probably best for all of them to decline to comment further. Paterno's son, Jay, went on SportsCenter about an hour ago and dismissed the findings of the Freeh Group as "really an opinion," which you… » 7/12/12 5:35pm 7/12/12 5:35pm

Freeh Report: Detective Alludes To Penn State Administrators' Habit Of…

Ronald Shreffler, a detective in the police department at Penn State, was first informed of the 1998 Jerry Sandusky shower incident on the morning of May 4, 1998, one day after it happened. Within 30 minutes, he had interviewed the boy now known to the world as Victim 6. And later that afternoon, Shreffler contacted a… » 7/12/12 12:35pm 7/12/12 12:35pm

Freeh Report: Joe Paterno Knew In 1998

In his testimony before the grand jury investigating Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno denied knowing anything about the 1998 incident in which Sandusky was investigated but never charged after police received a report from a woman who claimed Sandusky had showered with her son and touched the boy. And in his interview with… » 7/12/12 11:05am 7/12/12 11:05am

Paterno Family: "Joe Paterno Did Not Know That Jerry Sandusky Was A…

Lots of folks at Penn State are no doubt quaking at the thought of what might be in former FBI director Louis Freeh's investigative report that's scheduled to be released Thursday morning. No one, however, seems more concerned than the family of Joe Paterno. » 7/10/12 7:55pm 7/10/12 7:55pm