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Suppositions are attacked with, well, suppositions. Alleged speculation is dismissed with more speculation. The Freeh Report’s “limited scope” and “flawed, one-sided viewpoint” is, ironically, savaged by a report with a significantly more limited, one-sided scope. Even Paterno’s legendary influence at the university is comically challenged, missing the small fact he remained head coach until he was 84 years old.

All that’s missing is denying any link between Peachy Paterno ice cream and the coach.

Paterno is portrayed as an ideal molder of young men. A virtual saint, without flaw or failure. Character personified. Evidence? The report presents Paterno’s lack of NCAA violations as he coached Penn State from 1966 to 2011, along with his players’ high graduation rate and, of course, repeated mentions his charitable donations. That’s it.

The Paterno family’s report isn’t the place for substance or surprises. No, this exercise in narcissism complains about fairness and interviews and influence. And the family wraps their effort to rehabilitate Paterno’s image around the boys Sandusky raped and future victims of child abuse.

They call the report “one important chapter” in the effort to help. But the real “injustice” in their world, their report, belongs to Paterno.