Full Penn State Report: 'Empowered Sandusky, Disregarded Victims'
Penn State Blasted in Jerry Sandusky Investigation Report: Read the Whole Thing
FBI director Louis Freeh's report of the investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal has been released, and you can download the whole thing via the link below. The Freeh report blasts Penn State, saying that the university enabled Jerry Sandusky in both his abuses and his searches for new victims; and that those victims' suffering was disregarded by Penn State staff.
Louis Freeh's statement accompanying the release of the report reads in part, "Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State.
"The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized."
Those singled out in the report were:
- Former PSU President Graham Spanier
- Former Vice President Gary Schultz
- Former head coach Joe Paterno
- Former athletic director Tim Curley
The report found that janitors who were made aware of Jerry Sandusky's apparent abuse of a child "were afraid of being fired over reporting a powerful football coach," Freeh told reporters at a news conference. "If that's the culture on the bottom, God help the culture at the top.
Penn State students who wanted to watch the Freeh report press conference on campus televisions found that Penn State student center's TVs magically switched to public access just before the announcement began.
So, not only has Penn State's reputation been trashed even further, now its current students have beef with the staff, too. If PSU can't bear to let students see the publicly-broadcasted press conference, how can those students believe that Penn State will handle the aftermath honestly?
We're also including a Scribd embed of the Freeh report, though it's prone to 503 errors.