Monday, February 11, 2013



Katie Couric With Sue Paterno

In her first television interview since the sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State, and following the release of the Paterno Report yesterday, today you heard Sue Paterno speak to Katie Couric for her nationally syndicated daytime talk show, “Katie.” The widow of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno opens up to Couric about her late husband, their relationship with the Sanduskys, and how she felt after the Freeh Report was released.

Katie Couric: “At least eight young men had come forward saying they had been victimized by Jerry Sandusky as boys. Louis Freeh who is the former director of the FBI, as you well know, led an investigation into the university’s handling of all this, and he accused your husband, as well as the President of Penn State, the Vice President, and the Athletic Director of, quote: ‘callous and shocking disregard for child victims.’ When you heard that, what was your reaction?

Sue Paterno: Well, I was looking forward to the Freeh report, to be honest with you. I thought we’ll get the truth; he’ll get the right answers. Then we’ll know why everything occurred that occurred. Unfortunately, I watched it alone, and as he went through his report – he did not know Joe, this wasn’t the man I knew. This wasn’t the man anybody knew. I was totally devastated.”

 Photo Courtesy Of: Katie Couric/ABC

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