Jay Paterno laughed off the notion of running for political office but he did not laugh off the contents of the Freeh report when he spoke to members of the Penn State Club of Wyoming Valley on July 26.
The son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, known for his powerful speaking style and support of Democratic causes, rattled off a list of highlights of his father’s victorious final years, drawing vigorous applause with reference to a victory over Big Ten rival Ohio State.
The Freeh report depicted Joe Paterno as a conspirator in efforts to cover up sex abuse allegations by now-disgraced assistnat coach Jerry Sandusky
Paterno spent 17 years with the Penn State fooball program, lastly as quarterbacks coach but announced his departure in January 2012 after Bill O’Brien appointment as successor to Joe Paterno. He has been writing columns and speaking since.