Another Penn State trustee is urging a close look at the Paterno family's critique of a school-sanctioned report by former FBI director Louis Freeh on the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Special Olympics of Pennsylvania says it has received about $80,000 in donations in memory of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.
Paterno died Jan. 22, less than three months after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, his family requested donations be made to Special Olympics or the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, which benefits pediatric cancer research and care. The dance marathon begins Friday.
Special Olympics president Matt Aaron said this week some donations to his charity came from other schools. He says some people sent donations of $61, in honor of the number of years Paterno worked at Penn State.
Paterno's wife, Sue, is one of the lead organizers for the Special Olympics' Summer Games, held on the Penn State campus in June.
A report commissioned by Joe Paterno's family says the late coach did nothing wrong in his handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and portrays the late Hall of Fame coach as the victim of a "rush to injustice" created by former FBI director Louis Freeh's investigation of the case for Penn State.
Joe Paterno's family says it's encouraged by word that Gov. Tom Corbett is filing a federal lawsuit against the NCAA over its sanctions against Penn State.
A year ago, as Jerry Sandusky was awaiting trial, Joe Paterno was telling a reporter he had "no inkling" before 2001 that Sandusky may have been a pedophile and Penn State's recently departed president Graham Spanier faced no criminal charges.
Penn State trustees on Monday released a statement intended to underscore their rationale for his ouster: "failure of leadership" for his actions following a reported sex assault involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky.