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Scott Paterno Responds to Ken Frazier’s Comments

Scott Paterno has released a statement on behalf of his family regarding Ken Frazier’s comments about the Freeh report yesterday. Paterno finds Frazier’s choice of words “unfortunate” and says that the Freeh report is no more independent than the Paterno report.

Full statement (via Paterno.com):

Speaking on behalf of my family, we find it unfortunate that Ken Frazier chose to make comments in a forum where his impressions of disputable facts were not open to challenge.

Mr. Frazier is certainly welcome to his personal opinion, but in his capacity as a member of the Board of Trustees, he should be more concerned with finding the full truth than with defending a clearly flawed report.

It has been and remains our hope that the Board of Trustees, led by Mr. Frazier’s committee, would examine both reports as well as others. As we have said from the beginning, our team stands ready to answer any questions – an opportunity that we have been denied by the Board of Trustees since November of 2011.

We also do want to take exception with Mr. Frazier’s characterization of both the Freeh report as “independent” and with our report as being merely a bought and paid for result. Mr. Freeh was hired by the Board of Trustees, which was and is an interested party in this matter. He is no more independent than our team.

We are proud of the team we assembled and the work they produced. Our team has the very best credentials and sterling reputations for independence – reputations they staked on their reports. To question their independence is to question their integrity. If Ken Frazier wants to question the integrity of Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, FBI profiler and abuse survivor Jim Clemente and world renowned pedophilia expert Dr. Berlin, he should at least allow them an opportunity to address the Board directly on this matter.

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