The first book about the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case came out Tuesday, but not without controversy.
The Paterno family released a statement today calling parts of "Game Over" by Bill Moushey and Bob Dvorchak "false" and "slanderous."
"This unprofessional and irresponsible rehash from clip files and anonymous interviews was slapped together in a matter of weeks and rushed to market, as the authors have acknowledged," according to the statement.
The Paterno family also said in the statement that they believe the authors' speed in sending the book to stands prevented it from telling the whole story.
"The price of their obsession with speed over accuracy is a book that distorts the truth and offers conclusions and theories for which the authors have no evidence," according to the statement.
Also in the statement, the family reinforced the fact that the late former head football coach Joe Paterno was not informed about the 1998 investigation in the Sandusky case.
"Further, their claim that knowledge of Sandusky's alleged conduct led Coach Paterno to push for Sandusky's retirement in 1999 also is baseless and unsupported by any evidence," according to the statement.
"These and many other lies, errors and slanderous allegations are proof that the only objective for these authors was to exploit this tragedy for their own personal gain by producing a fictionalized narrative that smears the reputation of Joe Paterno."
Sandusky, a former Penn State defensive coordinator, was charged with 52 counts of child sex abuse of children he met through his charity The Second Mile.
This led to two former Penn State administrators, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, being charged for failing to report this suspected abuse and for perjuring themselves in front of a Grand Jury. Paterno was removed from his position as head football coach after the charges were pressed.
Read Thursday's issue of The Daily Collegian for more details.