Members of PSU's Board of Trustees made the announcement at a press conference this morning in Philly. Freeh led the FBI from 1993-2001 and now runs a private investigation firm. Unlike seemingly everyone else involved in the school's in-house inquiry, he appears to have no direct ties to Penn State or to The Second Mile. Freeh said his inquiry would go all the way back to the 1970s. [AP; photo via Getty]

UPDATE: Freeh does have some Penn State ties after all, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.