Paterno Family Responds to CNN Report
The Paterno family has released a statement through their attorney Wick Sollers in response to Friday night’s CNN report claiming that Athletic Director Tim Curley had met with Paterno on February 27, 2001 and then no longer felt comfortable going to authorities to report the shower incident between Jerry Sandusky and Victim 2 that was witnessed by Mike McQueary. The full statement can be found below:
“Some number of email exchanges between former Penn State officials have apparently been leaked to the media. Since the Paterno family is not in possession of these emails, it would be inappropriate to comment on their supposed content. To be clear, the emails in question did not originate with Joe Paterno or go to him as he never personally utilized email.”
“From the beginning, Joe Paterno warned against a rush to judgment in this case. Coach Paterno testified truthfully, to the best of his recollection, in the one brief appearance he made before the Grand Jury. As he testified, when informed of an incident involving Jerry Sandusky in 2001, Coach Paterno, followed University procedures and promptly and fully informed his superiors. He believed the matter would be thoroughly and professionally investigated and he did not interfere with or attempt to compromise any investigation.”
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