Michael Robinson says Freeh report incomplete, more facts need to come out
Robinson shared his reaction. “It was definitely shocking,” Robinson said. “It was like a bad dream. To know Joe Paterno. To know how hard he worked to make sure Penn State was a place of integrity.”
Robinson pointed out that Louis Freeh was “hired” by the board of trustees, and said it was a “one-sided report” and didn’t represent the whole picture. “People have taken that report as fact when they’re a lot of opinions in there,” Robinson said. He said that the report couldn’t be complete without interviewing major players like Paterno, Mike McQueary, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz.
Robinson commented on Jerry Sandusky. He said Sandusky wasn’t on the staff when he was there, but he was around and asked players to participate in Second Mile events. And he’d see him once in a while in the weight room working out. Robinson wanted to point out that he wasn’t really engaged with the players. He said when he did talk to Sandusky, they didn’t have a lot to talk about.
Robinson said he talked to Paterno once a week after he got fired until he passed. Robinson said Paterno told him he had “no idea.” Robinson said Paterno was sad he didn’t do more. He said Paterno wanted to focus on Robinson’s family, not current events, when they talked.