Penn State's shame

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An image of the first page of the Freeh Group's report provided by Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan Llp. is shown in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 12, 2012. The report, Penn State's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal, concludes that Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior officials "concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky's child abuse". (AP PhotoFreeh Sporkin & Sullivan Llp)
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A sign in support of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno hangs from an apartment balcony in downtown State College, Pa., Thursday, July 12, 2012. After an eight-month inquiry, former FBI director Louis Freeh's firm produced a 267-page report that concluded that Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for more than a decade for fear of bad publicity, allowing Sandusky to prey on other youngsters. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)
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Former FBI Director Louis Freeh speaks in view of a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare's ChildlLine during a news conference, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Philadelphia. After an eight-month inquiry, Freeh's firm produced a 267-page report that concluded that Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing Sandusky to prey on other youngsters. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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FILE - Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno walks off the field after warmups before Penn State's NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal released Thursday July 12, 2012. (AP PhotoJim Prisching)
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FILE - In this June 18, 2012 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal released Thursday July 12, 2012. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar, File)
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Penn State University President Rodney Erickson, center left, speaks with other board of trustees members Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier and Chairwoman Karen Peetz, right, as they field questions from the media about the finding of the Freeh Report in Scranton Pa., Thursday, July 12, 2012. The alleged child sexual abuse cover-up by Joe Paterno, then-university President Graham Spanier and two other Penn State administrators allowed Jerry Sandusky to prey on boys for years, said the report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who was hired by the university's trustees to investigate. (AP PhotoThe Times-Tribune, Jake Danna Stevens)
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Gina DiJohnson, who will graduate from Penn State in three weeks, poses for a picture with a statue of former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State campus Wedneday, July 11, 2012. The Freeh Report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State will be released at 9am Thursday. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)
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A Penn State University student walks across campus in front of Old Main on main campus in State College, Pa., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal released Thursday. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)
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Items left by visitors surround the gravestone of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno at the Spring Creek Presbyterian Cemetery in State College, Pa., Thursday, July 12, 2012. After an eight-month inquiry, Former FBI director Louis Freeh's firm produced a 267-page report that concluded that Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing Sandusky to prey on other youngsters. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar) (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)
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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, rear, leaves the Centre County Courthouse with a Centre County Sheriff's deputy after being found guilty of multiple charges of child sexual abuse in Bellefonte, Pa., Friday, June 22, 2012. Sandusky was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that had sent shock waves through the college campus known as Happy Valley and led to the firing of Penn State's beloved Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)
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This is a painting of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno on a mural by artists Michael Pilato and Yury Karabash, seen on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in downtown State College, Pa. After an eight-month inquiry, Former FBI director Louis Freeh's firm produced a 267-page report that concluded that Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing Sandusky to prey on other youngsters. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2009, file photo, Penn State Coach Joe Paterno stands with his players before taking the field for an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in State College, Pa. Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal released Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP PhotoCarolyn Kaster, File)
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Kenneth C. Frazier, left, Chairman of the Special Investigations Task Force and Trustee of the Penn State Board of Trustees, talks as University President Rodney Erickson, center, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Karen Peetz, right, listens in during a news conference at the Hilton Hotel in Scranton, Pa. Senior board members answered questions after the Freeh Report on the Sandusky sex scandal, implicated university officials, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP PhotoRich Schultz)
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FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in custody with Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, after being found guilty of multiple charges of child sexual abuse in Bellefonte, Pa. Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who led a Penn State-funded investigation into the university's handling of molestation allegations against Sandusky, is scheduled to release his highly anticipated report, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar, File)
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An excerpt from the Freeh Group's report is shown in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 12, 2012. The report, Penn State's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal, concludes that Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior officials "concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky's child abuse". (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Penn State students gather around a television in the student HUB on Penn State University's main campus to listen to the news conference held by former FBI director Louis Freeh after the release of his report on the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal in State College, Pa., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Freeh said the most "saddening and sobering" finding from his group's report is Penn State senior leaders' "total disregard" for the safety and welfare of the ex-coach's child victims. (AP PhotoGene J. Puskar)
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Penn State student Jessica Knoll begins to cry as she watches the televised news conference held by former FBI director Louis Freeh after the release of his report on the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal in the HUB building on the main campus in State College, Pa., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Freeh's investigation found that senior Penn State officials, including Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno, "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity. (AP PhotoCentre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary arrives to the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the Penn State campus for the funeral service of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in State College, Pa. Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who led a Penn State-funded investigation into the university's handling of molestation allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, is scheduled to release his highly anticipated report Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP PhotoJacqueline Larma, File)
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Former FBI director Louis Freeh speaks during a news conference, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Philadelphia. After an eight-month inquiry, Freeh's firm produced a 267-page report that concluded that Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegation against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing Sandusky to prey on other youngsters. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1999, file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator. Jerry Sandusky, during the college football team's media day in State College, Pa. Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who led a Penn State-funded investigation into the university's handling of molestation allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, is scheduled to release his highly anticipated report Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP PhotoPaul Vathis, File)

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