Joe Paterno's family denies the latest findings

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Joe Paterno's family denies the latest findings

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Paterno's family strongly denies the findings of a special investigator who described the late coach as one of four high-ranking university officials who covered up child sex abuse allegations against former assistant Jerry Sandusky. In a statement Monday, the family says they "vehemently disagree" with the conclusions reached by a team of investigators led by former FBI director Louis Freeh. Freeh's scathing report last week said Paterno and other university officials covered up for Sandusky to avoid bad publicity. It says administrators reversed a decision to report a 2001 encounter between Sandusky and a boy after the athletic director discussed it with Paterno. Sandusky was convicted last month of 45 counts. The family has attorneys reviewing the Freeh report and says it is "absolutely not" the last word in the case.

Bergeron: Bruins coaching change a 'wakeup call'

Bergeron: Bruins coaching change a 'wakeup call'

Appearing on Toucher and Rich Tuesday, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron said that the firing of Claude Julien provided the team a wakeup call that has helped give the team its recent 6-0-1 run.

“I think it was just one of those things where we started playing better hockey,” he said. “We had a new voice, I guess, and it was definitely a wakeup call seeing Claude go. It seemed like everyone kind of looked at themselves in the mirror and had to be better.” 

Asked whether Bruce Cassidy taking over has allowed him to be a more offensive player, Bergeron disagreed. 

“I don’t know necessarily if he allows [me to be more offensive],” Bergeron said. “Even with Claude, he would let us use our imagination offensively, but at the same time, I think [Cassidy] wants us to have a faster pace and kind of have Ds joining the rush. Obviously when you have defensemen helping you out on the rush and having four, even sometimes a five-man rush, it helps having more openings and more lanes to the net and, ultimately, having more scoring chances.”

Bergeron said that there was not a drastic transition from Julien to Cassidy, the latter of whom served as Providence’s head coach in recent years before beginning this season as an assistant in Boston.

“It was a pretty good transition,” Bergeron said. “Bruce has been there all year this year. He was in the organization for nine years. The system, there’s lots of similarities to it, so the change has been pretty smooth so far. 

“Like I said, the biggest change is he really wants us to play with more tempo, more speed and go up the ice in a hurry. The practices are maybe a little different in that way. It’s always lots of energy and drills where you’re always moving your legs, which is a good thing. You kind of duplicate that in games.” 

Could Adrian Peterson be a fit with the Patriots?

Could Adrian Peterson be a fit with the Patriots?

Will Brinson of CBS Sports talks with Toucher and Rich about speculation that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could be a fit with the Patriots this offseason, and if not New England, then who?