I think I might have to retract some of my sympathy for the Paterno family. They have strongly criticized the results of the Freeh investigation.
They also fought for the $5.5 million package of goodies in Joe's contract, in spite of the fact that he was fired with cause. There was a $3 million bonus in there for retiring at the end of the 2011 season. Joe's wife gets use of the hydratherapy service of the University; as well as 25 years of a box suite at Beaver Stadium for the family. The line was drawn, however, on the use of the Penn State private jet. The deal also included forgiveness of $350,000 in loans to Paterno from the University. One might think that with the $3 million, they could actually pay for the hydratherapy and pay off the loans.
The saddest part is that if both Paterno and the University had done the right thing & taken action immediately (back in 1998), they could have retained their integrity & protected those kids. They would have been heroes. Any "scandal" that might have resulted would have been nothing compared to what's happened now. Sort of makes me wonder what Sandusky had on them that made them leave him alone.