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Freeh Report,NCAA and news media to go on trial in Paterno law suit.
Tom in Paine ^ | January 8, 2014 | Marc Rubin

Posted on 01/11/2014 7:03:16 AM PST by Uncle Chip

One of the most egregious and well documented cases of news media dishonesty, libel, cowardice and greed along with official misconduct by the NCAA and others, will finally go on trial in a court of law where facts and rules of evidence, not media dishonesty,a mob mentality, distortions or ratings, web hits and newsstand sales at the expense of a man's reputation, will be the standard on which facts will be presented and judged.

On Tuesday a judge ruled that the Paterno family's law suit against the NCAA can continue. The issue had always been, would the judge find that the Paterno's had standing to challenge the NCAA sanctions as they pertained to Joe Paterno.

The NCAA had asked for the suit to be dismissed on the grounds that the Paterno family didn't have standing. The judge ruled they did, and decided it on the basis of an evidentiary showing that libel was involved and that one of the issues to be decided in court will be the NCAA's" reckless disregard" for "falsities" in the Freeh Report on which they based their decisions.

The judge wrote:

"Plaintiffs ( the Paterno family) identified disparaging statements accusing Joe Paterno of enabling and concealing child sexual abuse and knowledge or reckless disregard for their falsity" (italics mine)

In other words, the judge was satisfied that there was a showing that those accusations in the Freeh Report at the heart of the attack on Paterno were in fact false and the issue will be the NCAA's knowledge of, or reckless disregard "with respect to their falsity"....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: freeh; paterno; pennstate; psu
This means that Louis Freeh, his dishonest report, the NCAA and by extension a slew of purported journalists and news organizations will also be on trial for their self serving dishonest reporting attacking Joe Paterno, falsifying facts, and distorting his relationship to the issues surrounding Jerry Sandusky and Penn State....
1 posted on 01/11/2014 7:03:17 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Bill O'Brien left. In his post coach comments, he left a burning backhand retort to the Paterno apologists and sycophants.

It's a shame a couple of you are on FR as well.......

2 posted on 01/11/2014 7:08:12 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark

Paterno facilitated Sandusky. Pretty simple, really.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 7:12:00 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Uncle Chip
One of the most egregious and well documented cases of news media dishonesty, libel, cowardice and greed ...

Good thing they aren't like this when it comes to politics. /s

4 posted on 01/11/2014 7:12:37 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: onedoug
I figure it this way: The best you could say of Paterno in this mess, is that when it mattered, he looked the other way. He was either too busy building his records, his legacy, and program, or the other extreme: he purposefully looked the other way in order to sweep it under the rug to protect what he had accomplished.

It could have been some combination of the two, but even if it's the former (only Paterno and God know the whole truth) it's a stain forever.

5 posted on 01/11/2014 7:25:18 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark; onedoug
I figure it this way ...

Well then here is your opportunity to prove it in a court of law.

Contact the legal team of Freeh, NCAA, and Media with all of your evidence because they will be scraping the bottom of the barrel for people like you and all that evidence that they never had.

6 posted on 01/11/2014 7:33:46 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

I have one question. What justification was there for the NCAA to punish the entire Penn State football team? Were they not required to forfeit games and bowl games for several years? You have a criminal case against an assistant coach-okay but his actions were not directly involved with the football team and the games.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 7:41:07 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Uncle Chip
I figure it this way ...

That I, like you, am entitled to an opinion.

8 posted on 01/11/2014 7:44:20 AM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug
No, no, no.

You don't understand. Only the Paterno apologists and sycophants are right. Only THEY have a right to an opinion.

9 posted on 01/11/2014 7:48:02 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Paterno was complicit in covering for Sandusky. He said himself that he should have done more. ‘nuff said. Give it up.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 7:51:13 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Maine Mariner

You ask a good question —

Furthermore note that 3 of the 4 administrators in this coverup accusation are the President over the whole University, Vice President over the whole University, and the Athletic Director over all the sports — not just football.

So then why single out just football???

Why not sanction all the sports, and everything that the President and Vice President were in charge of — especially the President’s sacred sexual diversity curriculum???


11 posted on 01/11/2014 7:56:12 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Maine Mariner
What justification was there for the NCAA to punish the entire Penn State football team?

Usually they nail a program for 'loss of institutional control'. Here, there was full institutional control, but the entire institution was corrupt. They should have imposed the 'death penalty' on the program.

12 posted on 01/11/2014 7:59:44 AM PST by PAR35
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To: Lakeshark

Ohhh so now you’re a victim — good luck with that.


13 posted on 01/11/2014 8:00:03 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Exactly. But why sanctions on the football team or any team for that matter. The criminal activity of an assistant coach and cover up by the coach and administrators does not IMHO warrant punishment for the team or as you point out all of the teams.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 8:00:17 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Uncle Chip
Never even hinted at that, just that the Paterno apologists are total @ssholes just like Bill O'Brien said.
15 posted on 01/11/2014 8:02:37 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Apparently the judge disagrees with you —

I’ll go with the judge.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 8:02:58 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: PAR35

Okay, so if Sandusky had committed his despicable actions off campus, say in his own home or in a motel or park, should the football team been sanctioned?


17 posted on 01/11/2014 8:03:16 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: PAR35

Okay, so if Sandusky had committed his despicable actions off campus, say in his own home or in a motel or park, should the football team been sanctioned?


18 posted on 01/11/2014 8:03:17 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Lakeshark
Never even hinted at that, just that the Paterno apologists are total @ssholes

Does that go for the judge in this case as well since he is agreeing that the Paterno family has a case???

19 posted on 01/11/2014 8:09:08 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
I'm with Bill O'Brien, he got close to those sycophants, he knows what they're like, it's why he left and he said so.

That you have to continually give the guy a Lewinsky even though he's dead, his records are gone (thankfully always gone), and his statue is down doesn't say much for you.

20 posted on 01/11/2014 8:12:45 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Maine Mariner

It would have depended on whether the University officials (including athletic department) knew and participated in a cover up, either actively or by looking the other way.

Remember, the Catholic church got burned not so much for the actions of the bad priests, but for the cover up.

Institutional involvement is the key to liability.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 9:37:27 AM PST by PAR35
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To: Colofornian; FlJoePa; kabar

Ping to the good news —


22 posted on 01/11/2014 11:18:42 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
The media and the NCAA are both wrong in the Paterno case. The testimony in the trial will show it. Why do people not blame the original perpetrators? The guy who said he saw Sandusky in the shower with the kid should have done something, not incriminating Paterno. Ssndusky was the wrong doer in this case. Sandusky is the one they should be going after. However, Sandusky doesn't have a large sum of money to go after. You can see why they go after the University and others with big pockets. Without namecalling, you know what they are.
23 posted on 01/11/2014 2:25:06 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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