STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer for the late Joe Paterno says his family was surprised and saddened by a report by Penn State trustees that cited a “failure of leadership” for the longtime football coach’s ouster.
Wick Sollers says in a statement that the board’s report Monday was another attempt to “deflect criticism of their leadership by trying to focus the blame on Joe Paterno.”READ MORE: Employee At FOUND Hotel In River North Accused Of Stabbing Man, Going Into Rage, Leaving Guests In Terror
Paterno was fired Nov. 9, days after retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child sex abuse charges. The board found that while Paterno fulfilled a legal obligation to relay an employee’s accusation of witnessing alleged abuse, it said Paterno should have done more.READ MORE: With New Information Obtained, Return Of Rev. David Ryan To Parish In Lake Zurich Delayed After He Was Cleared Of Sex Abuse Claim
Sollers said the latest statement reaffirms that the board did not conduct its own thorough investigation and engaged in a rush to judgment.MORE NEWS: Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar Schemes
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