Gov. Tom Corbett has been very quiet recently about the scandal and recent fallout at Penn State University.
On Monday, Channel 11’s Courtney Brennan talked with the governor after his tour of the Clairton Coke Works Plant.
Brennan started by asking the governor what he thought should happen to Penn State University and if the NCAA should sanction them.
“First off, I’m not going to get into what the NCAA should do or will do. That’s their area,” Corbett said. “Secondly, I have been gone at the National Governor’s Association in Williamsburg and I took the report along with me but they worked us so hard, I didn’t really get the chance to read it there.”
Last week, the governor got upset when a reporter asked him about the Freeh report. However, on Monday he answered all of Brennan’s questions about it. He even said he know about many of the conclusions in the report.
“What I’m saying is that he goes into talking to all of the different witnesses. While we didn’t talk to the witnesses personally, something like this doesn’t happen without a failure to act and I believe there was a failure to act,” Corbett said.
Corbett said the fate of former Penn State president Graham Spanier is in the hands of the attorney general.
“We now know that there were emails that came into possession of Mr. Freeh who’s turned them over to the attorney general’s office and I’m sure they’re considering that in light of other evidence,” Corbett said.