Michael Robinson always thought the Freeh report seemed “a little iffy” — due to what he described as a one-sided conclusion.
With that in mind, the former Penn State quarterback said in an interview Sunday afternoon that he's happy to see the Paterno family respond to these findings.
Robinson said he had already read most of what the Paterno family released and was happy with what he saw, but not only for Paterno's legacy.
“It’s good that the truth has come out, I think more for the victims," Robinson said. "I think they deserve to know the truth."
Robinson, who has spent seven seasons in the NFL after playing for Paterno from 2002-05, acknowledged that people will believe what they want to believe, but said he feels the Paterno family's findings help show how one-sided Freeh's report truly was.
"[Comparing the Paterno report to] the Freeh report, it just seemed like someone had a bitter agenda behind that report," Robinson said. "It just seemed like somebody really was trying to stick it to coach Paterno or something. I don’t know who. I don’t know what happened. But it seemed so one-sided, and so just blasphemous of coach."
Meanwhile, Robinson — who spoke at Paterno's memorial service in January 2012 — also described what it meant for Sue Paterno to send a letter the school's vast letterman's association on Friday to explain the reasoning behind the upcoming statement from the family.
Robinson tweeted out the letter to his 250,000-plus followers and placed it on his website, saying Sue reaching out to him "meant the world."
"She said exactly what all the lettermen knew and were thinking," Robinson said. "Obviously, it doesn’t have the same sting unless Sue says it. It just felt great to know that she was speaking out. And she almost had to, just for all the people who loved Joe…all the people who knew Joe, just for our sanity. And I’m kind of joking, but it’s for real.”
Check the edition of the Daily Collegian on Monday for more on Robinson's reaction to the Paterno report, in addition to other letterman reaction.