Following the release of the Freeh report this morning, the Paterno family released a statement of their own. It seems as though they are still firm believers that Joe Paterno could not have known about the abuse that was occuring and not said anything.
According to the report, Joe Paterno was one of the four key Penn State administrators who decided to cover up the fact that Jerry sandusky was commiting the heinous crimes that he was convicted of just a few short weeks ago.
It is hard for any of us to understand the position that the Paterno family must be in right now, as they are the most shocked out of any of us. To them, Joe Paterno wasn't Joe Paterno - he was a husband, he was a father, he was a grandfather. To find out this information about one of your family members; a person with whom you spent the majority of your days and nights behind closed doors, is not an easy thing to cope with. Bearing with the grief, shock, and denial of the Paterno family is probably next to impossible for this family, and it is also something that we need to keep in mind. (not saying that they are correct in saying that the accusations against Paterno are wrong)
I just hope that this is the last statement that they release for a while.