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The following is a list of FBI files on different sports figures throughout the decades.

 

Joe Paterno Paterno, Joe [872 Pages, 36.48mb] - Joseph Vincent "Joe" Paterno, sometimes referred to as "JoePa," was an American college football coach who was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. His career ended with his dismissal from the team for his role in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.
Irving Resnick Resnick, Irving [366 Pages, 15.90MB] - Irving “Ash” Resnick (1916-1989) was a Las Vegas casino executive and sports promoter. This release consists of FBI investigative files covering the years 1961 to 1975. Over this period, the Bureau investigated Resnick on a number of allegations concerning potential illegal gambling and racketeering violations; it also investigated a 1974 attempt to kill Resnick.
Jackie Robinson Robinson, Jackie[132 Pages, 9MB] - Jackie Robinson made history as the first African-American to play baseball in the Major Leagues when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946. Mr. Robinson was never the subject of an FBI investigation; however, his name came to the attention of the FBI as a result of his National Association for the Advancement of Colored People membership. In 1949, he testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the hearings regarding Communist Infiltration of Minority Groups.
George Steinbrenner Steinbrenner, George [960 Pages, 44.32MB] - George Michael Steinbrenner, III (1930-2010) is best known as the principal owner and managing partner of the New York Yankees for 37 years. This release contains material from three files covering illegal campaign contributions made by Steinbrenner and his company to the Nixon presidential campaign; a laboratory analysis for the Federal Highway Administration of several anonymous letters concerning possible fraud in the federal aid highway program in Ohio; and Steinbrenner's appeal for a pardon from his conviction for illegal campaign financing and obstruction of justice.

 

 

 

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FBI Files: Sports Figures