Joe Paterno's FBI files make no mention of Jerry Sandusky

Wednesday August 29th, 2012

The FBI released Joe Paterno's file and it made no mention of Jerry Sandusky. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The FBI had close tabs on Joe Paterno during the 1970's and early 1980's but those files make no mention of Jerry Sandusky, reports the Washington Times. 

The FBI got involved with the former Penn State coach in the first place because of a series of threatening letters sent to Paterno and his staff.  The file contains 868 pages and does not mention Sandusky once.  Sandusky is in jail awaiting sentencing after being found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse.

Forty-four pages of Paterno's file weren’t released. The FBI, which didn’t indicate what period or topic is covered by the unreleased pages, cited exemptions concerning unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and revealing a confidential source.
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