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Paterno Family Review of Freeh Report Nearing Completion

by on January 02, 2013 11:10 AM

The independent review and analysis of the Freeh Report by the family of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is nearing completion and should be released in the near future, according to a statement released Wednesday morning.

The Paterno family engaged a team of experts to conduct the independent review. It will address all the issues of the past year at that time, the statement said.

Paterno, the former football coach who died Jan. 22 because of complications from lung cancer treatment, was found, along with three other former school officials, to conceal allegations of sexual abuse against Jerry Sandusky, according to the Freeh Report.

The Paterno family issued the statement just as Gov. Tom Corbett announced he would file an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA.

"We have not yet had an opportunity to review the lawsuit filed by Governor Corbett today," the statement reads, in part. "We cannot comment on the specifics of the litigation. What we do know, however, is that this matter is far from closed. The fact that Governor Corbett now realizes, as do many others, that there was an inexcusable rush to judgment is encouraging.

"Joe Paterno's only guidance to us was to seek the truth."

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