The Penn State Rabbit Hole Just Became Even Deeper Brandon Caldwell July 12, 2012 Sports The Penn State scandal just won’t leave the American consciousness. Hours after a letter written by former football coach Joe Paterno alleged that the scandal involving former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky wasn’t a “football scandal” and validated himself for all of the good he’s cause the University, a report conducted by former FBI investigator Louis Freeh determined that Paterno & university officials knew of Sandusky’s misdeeds and had covered them up for almost 15 years. Freeh’s report is damming evidence to the claim that Paterno was just “an old coach who didn’t know any better”. The 267-page report states, “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.” This of course makes Paterno the most powerful man at State College and that he was among those who hid information from trustees, the public at large, the authorities and others in order to avoid what Freeh called, “the consequences of bad publicity”. Sandusky will probably never see the light of day after his conviction on 45 counts of child molestation and more than likely, the black eye over Happy Valley just grew even larger. While many are saying the NCAA should stay away from this matter, the most probable outcome from this is the heads in Indianapolis decided to get involved – the death penalty. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.