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KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) - More than 250 Penn State alumni braved the icy roads and snowy conditions to attend "Upon Further Review: Penn State One Year Later" Friday night at the Radisson Casino Hotel.

The intention of the function, hosted by former Penn State running back and NFL Hall of Fame standout Franco Harris, was to question the findings of the Louis Freeh report that was released last July, and to exonerate any culpability of former coach Joe Paterno's role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

"We want to break down and analyze the facts. That's what this is all about," Harris said. "People clung to the story without questions; even our board of trustees didn't question it. They threw Penn State under the bus. Every act they did said Joe Paterno was guilty. We're trying to find the answers. The purpose of this is to let people see what was put out there was so misleading, and so false, the presentment and the Freeh report. We want answers."

Friday marked the 1-year anniversary of Paterno's funeral. He died Jan. 22, 2012.

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