"To this point, Joe Paterno is the only person who publicly acknowledged that with the benefit of hindsight he wished he had done more. This was an honest and courageous admission that a true leader must assume a measure of responsibility when something goes wrong on his watch," it read. "The sad and frightening fact is Jerry Sandusky was a master deceiver."
Spanier also made clear in his lawsuit, filed today, that he requested to meet with Freeh's investigators and, as part of that, requested to see his old emails from the time in question. The Freeh group refused to give him the emails, telling Spanier's lawyers that the Attorney General's office barred them from sharing the information because of its ongoing investigation.
Penn State's internal investigation was commissioned by the university's board of trustees in November, after the allegations shook the Penn State campus, caused riots, and raised questions about why no one at the university ever reported Sandusky.
Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 counts of child abuse, many of which took place on Penn State's campus.