Scandal-marred Penn State is reeling from recent revelations from a report by former FBI director Louis Freeh. The report alleges that Penn State’s most senior administrators, including the revered Joe Paterno, acted to cover up the sexual abuse of young boys by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky
In an apparent effort to begin to erase the shame of its past institutional failures, the university has announced that it has made plans to eventually renovate the locker room showers where Jerry Sandusky raped young boys.
University spokesman David La Torre told The Associated Press on Friday that Penn State plans to remodel the football shower and locker room area as a direct result of Sandusky’s crimes. The former defensive coordinator was convicted of assaulting some of his victims in the team shower.
La Torre said renovation plans to the Lasch Football Building were drawn up shortly after Sandusky’s arrest in November. But he said Penn State can’t move forward until all legal proceedings in the case are over.
Penn State President Rodney Erickson said during an earlier news conference only that there was discussion about “modest renovations” between Athletic Director David Joyner and new Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien.
La Torre later told the AP those renovations include the area where the assaults happened and said they are on hold for now.