More Bad News at Penn State


  The ongoing Freeh investigation at Penn State has moved beyond the university's handling -- or mishandling -- of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

According to a reprot in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the investigators are focusing on how former president Graham Spanier and the university's general counsel Wendell Courtney may have interefered in disciplinary actions aginst players on Joe Paterno's football teams.  

 The Chronicle interviewed one ex-PSU administrator who had been questioned for four hours by the Freeh team. That person, who requested anonymity, had turned over emails that "describe steps the two men took to protect players". 

 If true, such interference would be further evidence that Penn State football was not the model of probity most assumed.  

 By all accounts, the internal investigators have nearly finished with their probe, having interviewed more than 400 persons. A report on the findings has been promised before the start of the fall semester.