Freeh Report: Sandusky saw Paterno break wins record days before arrest
According to the Freeh Report, while a federal investigation was ongoing into child abuse allegations, Jerry Sandusky went to Beaver Stadium and sat in club seats on Oct. 29, 2011 and witnessed Joe Paterno break the all-time wins record in Division-I football.
Sandusky would be indicted on Nov. 4 and arrested the following day on several charges of child abuse.
The Freeh Report, the independent investigation into the Penn State child abuse scandal, states that Sandusky watched the game from the Nittany Lion Club as Paterno and Penn State defeated Illinois 10-7 for Paterno’s 409th victory.
Sandusky had retained access to the club seats since his 1999 retirement. But in July 2011, then-athletic director Tim Curley deleted Sandusky’s name from the annual invitation list.
The report goes on to state Sandusky’s wife called the Nittany Lion Club staff in September, and upon her request Curley reserved his previous decision. Sandusky would attend six home games that season, the report states.
After his arrest, Sandusky called the Nittany Lion Club and said that he would not attend the last game of the 2011 season.