March 31, 2013
Senator Robert Casey, Jr.
U. S. Senator
Re: NCAA Sanctions
Dear Senator Casey:
A friend of mine wrote to you about seeking removal of the NCAA sanctions levied again Penn State. She shared with me your response. I must say as a representative of Pennsylvania, I was appalled by your response, especially since newer reports raised serious questions about the accuracy of the information in the Freeh report. Perhaps you are unaware of the investigation by Dick Thornburgh, former Governor of Pennsylvania, and former Attorney General of the United States. Dick Thornburg is quoted as saying “There was just a rush to injustice.” Wick Sollers, Managing Partner of the DC Office of King and Spalding, says “The Freeh report isn’t a little wrong on the minor issues; it is totally wrong on the most critical issues”. The report can be found on the website, www.Paterno.com.
You quoted from the Freeh report that there was a “total and consistent disregard by the most senior leaders at Penn States for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims.” Furthermore, you stated “ The report then detailed efforts by top administration and athletics officials to cover up child abuse…” Senator, the trials for three of the officials of Penn State are yet to be held. And the fourth official was never charged with any crime.
I am very disappointed that you have not availed yourself of the numerous resources that now exist that contradict the Freeh study. As a representative of Pennsylvania, I think it is of paramount importance that you take the time to further educate yourself on the Sandusky Scandal. There are many Penn State alumni living in Pennsylvania, and we do consider these issues when we vote.
Peggy Glaser, Ph.D.