Annotations by Tim Darragh
Of The Morning Call
July 12, 2012
Coach Joe Paterno and other top Penn State figures put the university's reputation over children's safety, emphasizing what was called "the Penn State Way" that promoted athletics without fear of oversight or reprisal from an ineffective board of trustees.
Those are some of the "saddening and sobering" findings in a 267-page investigation commissioned by Penn State that examined how the university handled allegations that Sandusky was sexually abusing children on campus.
"The evidence clearly shows, in our view, an active agreement to conceal," said Louis Freeh, a former FBI director who led the eight-month investigation.