(NY Times) Penn State (I) Abuse Scandal Inquiry Damns Paterno and Penn State

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Louis J. Freeh, the former federal judge and director of the F.B.I. who spent the last seven months examining the Sandusky scandal at Penn State, issued a damning conclusion Thursday:

The most senior officials at Penn State had shown a “total and consistent disregard” for the welfare of children, had worked together to actively conceal Mr. Sandusky’s assaults, and had done so for one central reason: fear of bad publicity. That publicity, Mr. Freeh said Thursday, would have hurt the nationally ranked football program, Mr. Paterno’s reputation as a coach of high principles, the Penn State “brand” and the university’s ability to raise money as one of the most respected public institutions in the country.

The fallout from Mr. Freeh’s conclusions was swift, blunt and often emotional....

Read it all.

Filed under: * Culture-WatchEducationLaw & Legal IssuesSportsTeens / YouthYoung Adults* TheologyEthics / Moral Theology

0 Comments
Posted July 13, 2012 at 5:15 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]
Registered members must log in to comment.




Next entry (above): (Video) Penn State (2): Analysis by NBC’s Bob Costas of the Freeh Report

Previous entry (below): A Statement from the Deputation of the Diocese of Central Florida on General Convention 2012

Return to blog homepage

Return to Mobile view (headlines)