Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Penn State trustees won’t get early look at Louis Freeh report

The report Penn State commissioned a former FBI director to conduct into how the university responded to the Jerry Sandusky scandal will go to the public at the same time it goes to trustees.

The university recently unveiled a new web-site, “Progress,” to share information about the scandal and related issues. A university statement on the site says, “The report is expected to be released late this summer and will be made available simultaneously to the university community, board of trustees, the media and the general public.”

The university is paying Louis Freeh to conduct what it says is a completely independent investigation. Previously, the board had said the university wouldn’t edit the Freeh report, but it wasn’t clear whether board leaders would receive it prior to releasing it to the public.

As of the end of March, the university had spent $9.6 million on the crisis including $6.5 million for the investigation and crisis communications. The university said it could receive reimbursements for some of that.

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