Sue Paterno has sent a letter to Penn State lettermen announcing that the Paterno family's rebuttal to former FBI Director Louie Freeh's report will be released through Paterno.com on Sunday at 9 a.m.
The letter, dated Feb. 8, briefly explains the reasoning behind the family's decision to not release a statement closer to the Freeh report's release last July, saying the family's main priority was to "uncover the full truth."
Dan McGinn, the family spokesman, and Sue's sons Jay and Scott Paterno could not be reached for comment for this story.
Quinn Barham, a former player, confirmed via text Friday afternoon that he received the letter from Sue Paterno .
On July 12, 2012, Freeh released his investigative report that claimed Joe Paterno was among the university officials who took part in the decision not to report the actions of Jerry Sandusky, the team's former defensive coordinator, to authorities.
Sue wrote in the letter that she didn't recognize the man described in the Freeh report, rather describing Joe as a "moral, disciplined and demanding man."
The letter informed former players the Paterno family is releasing its statement Sunday to argue the findings in the report. To ensure accuracy, the late coach's wife said she directed her lawyer, Wick Sollers, to "engage the best, most respected experts" to examine Freeh's findings.
Although Sue said she didn't want to attempt to explain the full details of the family's statement, she said they will confirm all her beliefs about Joe.
"[The details] present a passionate and persuasive critique of the Freeh report as a total disservice to the victims of Sandusky and the cause of preventing child sex offenses," Sue wrote in the letter.
Sue went on to explain why the family is still choosing to comment on the matter many months later, citing that the family didn't want the Freeh report to offer the final say.
"This cannot happen," she wrote. "The Freeh report failed and if it is not challenged and corrected, nothing worthwhile will have come from these tragic events."
She concluded by saying the main goal for the Paterno family is to do what is owed to those affected by Sandusky's abuse, Joe and anyone who cares about Penn State, striving for a "full record of what happened."
ESPN.com reports that it will be airing a panel, including authors of the new report, to review the Freeh report on its program, "Outside The Lines" on Sunday at 9 a.m.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.