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Officials at Penn State covered up abuse and the late head coach Joseph Paterno lied about it.
By making the decision to hide the abuse to remain silent.
They kept their football program going and they sacrifice the innocence that very least of young boys to the predator Jerry sandusky.
That is what we have learned today from a new Penn State internal report on Jerry sandusky is crimes.
The former coaches right now awaiting -- -- after a grand jury convicted him of 45 counts of abusing ten boys.
That abuse and folded over a period of fourteen years.
Today to lead investigator said before -- Penn State officials knew of the abuse.
And kept it quiet mostly because they didn't want to risk so willing to school's reputation.
In order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity.
The most powerful leaders at Penn state university.
-- -- -- Schultz Paterno went curly.
Repeatedly concealed facts relating to sandusky child abuse from the authorities.
The board of trustee is the Penn State community.
And the public at large.
They concealed facts relating to the abuse facts that could've kept -- -- from finding more victims from hurting more children.
Given that it is no wonder investigators say they found a striking lack of empathy for child abuse victims by the most senior leaders of the university.
Today as the former FBI director Louis -- presented his findings.
Students at Penn State gathered around televisions to listen -- and watch some with tears in their eyes.
As they heard all the horrifying details of the cover up at their school.
And hours later the chairman of the Penn state board of trustees commented on what this report means for the legacy of the late football coach Joseph Paterno.
I think our reaction that is that the clarity that's come out of the report.
Which showed that 61 years of excellent service that -- gave to the university.
-- the one years of service -- To say the least.
Coach Paterno died of lung cancer earlier this year long before he could hear the indictments of these failures.
The failures of course were not all his.
Today Penn State's board members took full responsibility for failing to prevent or end the abuse that Jerry sandusky carried out for so many years.
-- The Penn state board of trustees'.
Failed in our obligation to provide proper oversight.
Other universities operations.
To be absolutely clear again.
We are accountable.
For what's happened here.
That is far from the last word on this the athletic director Tim Curley and former VP Gary -- are still awaiting trial on charges related to cover up.
And the future of the university's legendary football program.
Is tonight very much in doubt.
Because of a predator who went after some small children and the people who stand accused of lying and covering up his crimes.
David Lee Miller's been covering this from the beginning he's live in -- New York City newsroom David Lee explained to us what.
-- this new report reveals.
-- the report found that school administrators actually left a paper and email trail proving they knew more than they were willing to admit.
I may fit the 1998 after a boy's mother reported a possible sexual assault by Jerry sandusky.
The university senior vice president for business and finance his own handwritten notes raise the question quote.
Is this opening a pandora's box other -- -- question mark.
And there's more an email the school's athletic director reveals that he changed his mind about reporting alleged abuse after talking with Joseph Paterno.
The report says failure to act put other children in danger.
Chef David Lee Joseph Paterno -- family as as issued a statement today saying basically they don't buy any of this report.
That's -- family issued a statement soon after the 276.
Was made public saying that -- although they're still reviewing its findings they do reject some of -- conclusions.
The statement says in part and I quote the idea that any sane responsible adult would knowingly cover up for child predator is impossible to accept.
The far more realistic conclusion is that many people didn't fully understand what was happening and under estimated our misinterpreted events.
The families also said that if Joseph Paterno understood that.
Jerry sandusky was -- Metafile fear of bad publicity would not have prevented him from taking appropriate action -- David -- the Nike shoe company is responding to the Penn State report.
By removing Joseph Paterno whose -- from the child care center and its corporate corporate headquarters in Oregon.
The buildings official name until today was the Joseph Paterno Child Development Center a statement from -- president and CEO reads in part.
It is a terrible tragedy the children were unprotected from such a boring facts.
With the findings released today I have decided to change the name of our child care center at our world headquarters.
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