July 28, 2012 in Sports

Ex-PSU players say Freeh investigation ‘highly flawed’

Associated Press
 

Franco Harris and two other former Penn State football players say the report about Penn State’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal “is highly flawed, and factually insufficient.”

Harris, Rudy Glocker and Christian Marrone sent to other Penn State alumni an email and letter criticizing the Freeh report that they plan to publish in The Wall Street Journal and other large publications.

The players claim there was a rush to judgment by the media, the board of trustees, university officials and the NCAA after the blistering report was released two weeks ago.

The report compiled by a team led by former FBI director Louis Freeh accuses school officials, including late coach Joe Paterno, of covering up the abuse to avoid bad publicity.

“A grave injustice has occurred over these past two weeks that began with the issuance of the Freeh report,” the email states.

“After much review, it’s clear the report is highly flawed, and factually insufficient.”

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