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Report urges rejection of damning Freeh report on Penn State, but findings kept private for now.
Posted Jun 29, 2018
By David Wenner | firstname.lastname@example.org
A group of Penn State trustees on Friday said they have finished their own investigation into the Freeh Report that led to NCAA sanctions and a severe blow to the university's reputation, and will ask the full board to "reject the conclusions" of the report.
They further say they will ask the board to release their report to the public, and to consider seeking return of some of the $8.3 million the university spent on the report by former FBI director Louis Freeh. Freeh's report looked at the university's handling of child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who was eventually convicted of sexually abusing ten boys.
their report and its findings will remain private until at least July,
when the next meeting of the 36-member board will be held.
It remains to be seen how the full board will react to their request, or even consider it.
The 11-member group of trustees met during a special session Friday to discuss their report, which they said is the product of more than two years of work. All had run for the board on a platform of challenging the Freeh Report and restoring the reputation of former coach Joe Paterno, who, according to the Freeh report, was among numerous university leaders involved in a coverup of an early instance of alleged sexual abuse by Sandusky
But the majority of board members, as well as Penn State President Eric Barron, were conspicuously absent Friday. That left the group which assembled Friday without a quorum needed to take any official action.
Trustee Anthony Lubrano, along with a several other board members, had fought the rest of the board and the university for access to source materials needed to conduct the investigation of the Freeh report, eventually going to court. He struck a conciliatory note toward the full board, saying Friday's meeting had been called on short notice, perhaps giving justification for those who didn't attend.
Still, Lubrano, whose term on the board is about to expire, had these parting words, "Why did the board of trustees not believe it had a fiduciary duty to verify the veracity of this report that to date ... has cost this university more than $300 million? That is obviously a rhetorical question I will ask myself for many, many years to come."
In winning the court fight for access to the source materials, a judge had ruled that much of it had to be kept confidential. That is apparently why the board didn't discuss on Friday the basis of their call to reject the findings of the Freeh report.