The Freeh Report on institutional, heinous negligence at Penn State University with regard to the crimes of Jerry Sandusky was released today. As expected, the report was damning for decesead head football coach Joe Paterno and higher ups at the university including former president Graham Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley, and former vice president Gary Schultz. In a press conference this morning, Louis Freeh said those individuals "never demonstrated any concern for the safety and well-being of Sandusky's victims until after Sandusky's arrest."
The report has led to a wellspring of angry, incensed reactions from not just the sports world, but greater society as well. What happened at Penn State goes beyond a single coach's legacy, a football program, or the institutional hierarchy of a university. It was a total failure of human decency. That part is clear.
To digest the Freeh Report, ESPN predictably focused on Joe Paterno and the football program, which admittedly is an extremely narrow focus given the much larger issues at hand. To do so, ESPN brought in Penn State alum, Second Mile board member, and former player of Paterno, Matt Millen to discuss the report. Predictably, the results were disastrous.no comments