Advertisement

 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - More than 200 Penn State alumni and supporters gathered Friday for an event hosted by Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris about the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and the firing of former coach Joe Paterno.
Presenters including a government analyst claimed Penn State's firing of Paterno and acceptance of NCAA sanctions were done too hastily and without enough information.
They cited what they called discrepancies on several topics, notably between court testimony of Sandusky's trial and a lack of evidence in former FBI investigator Louis Freeh's report for the school that accused Paterno of covering up child abuse.
Critics also took issue with media coverage, alleging journalists created a salacious narrative that inappropriately highlighted Paterno's role.
The event was held a day before the Blue-White game, a scrimmage signaling the end of Penn State's spring practice.
Advertisement
Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Prediction Will Arkansas pull off the upset or at least cover the spread when it takes on Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium at 9:00PM ET tonight?
Thumbnail Louisville vs. Marshall Prediction Will Louisville avoid a letdown tonight when the Cardinals visit Marshall at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Oklahoma St. vs. Baylor Prediction Will Oklahoma State and No. 16 Baylor have another typical Big 12 shootout when they meet tonight at...
Thumbnail Nebraska vs. Northwestern Prediction Will No. 20 Nebraska run over Northwestern when the two meet tonight at 7:30PM ET on the Big Ten Network.
Thumbnail Houston vs. Texas State Prediction Will No. 6 Houston face any challenge when it takes on Texas State at 7PM ET on ESPNU tonight?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages

Advertisement