Louis Freeh's investigative report that was released in mid-July -- off of which the NCAA based its sanctions to the Penn State football team -- has necessitated some corrections.
The report -- a summary of former FBI Director Freeh and his team's investigation into the approach current and former Penn State administrators took to handling reports that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky had inappropriate contact with children -- incorrectly reported several facts when it was first released.
Now, the necessary corrections have been appended, according to a document on the Freeh report website.
The original report states that when former outside legal council for Penn State Wendell Courtney emailed former Senior Vice President for Business Gary Schultz to tell him that a newspaper article that said Jerry Sandusky was under investigation, Schultz replied that he was never aware that Penn State police investigated Sandusky for inappropriate contact in 1998.
According to the correction, Courtney was the person who commented about not knowing about the 1998 investigation, not Schultz.
The correct text is as follows: "Courtney emails Schultz a newspaper story about the Sandusky charges and was never aware that 'Penn State police investigated inappropriate touching in a shower' in 1998."
The document also corrects some dates in the report.
Originally, it stated that former Athletic Director Tim Curley met with Sandusky, who was convicted in June for sexually abusing 10 boys, in March of 1998.
The correction states that this meeting actually took place in March 2001. According to his testimony, in February of 2001, then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary told late head coach Joe Paterno that he had seen Sandusky in the shower of the football building with a young boy.
Paterno then allegedly reported the incident to Curley and Schultz, according to his grand jury testimony.
According to Freeh's report, the meeting with Curley and Sandusky was to address this incident.
Curley and Schultz were charged with perjury and failure to report suspected abuse relating to the Sandusky case.
Another correction that was fixed in the report dealt with the dates that Courtney was also legal counsel for The Second Mile, the charity Sandusky founded for underprivileged children.
Now, the report correctly states that he was counsel for the charity from 2009 to 2011, when it initially listed the years 2008 to 2011.
Also, on two references, the report calls the Special Investigative Counsel the Special Investigative "Council." This error was corrected as well.
Freeh's remarks about his report incorrectly stated that McQueary and Paterno spoke about when he saw Sandusky in the shower with the boy in 2011. The real year that occurred was 2001.
On Monday, the NCAA announced that based on the findings in the report, Penn State must pay a $60 million fine, is banned from bowl games for four years, will lose 10 scholarships for four years and all wins from 1998 to 2011 were erased from the record.
The Big Ten also passed down sanctions to the football program, including a ban from the conference championship game and prevented them from receiving bowl revenue for four years. Instead, the estimated $13 million that Penn State would have received will go to charities to help prevent child sex abuse.
Also on Monday, former Penn State President Graham Spanier wrote a letter to the Board of Trustees asking to explain himself to them and stating that Freeh's report contains inaccuracies about what he knew and how he handled allegations that Sandusky abused children.
Spanier was removed from his position by the Board of Trustees in November after Sandusky was arrested because of the way he handled the case.
Freeh's investigation began in late November and included over 430 interviews and a review of more than 3.5 million emails and documents.