One woman went to the cops about Sandusky in the late '90s, and in 2002 the assistant McQueary waited a day to vaguely tell Paterno he had seen something very inappropriate in the team facility involving the former
Penn State assistant coach Sandusky. (Sandusky was no longer working for Paterno or the football program at that point.) The old man Paterno then passed that information onto his superiors, the people who were actually supposed to do something
. Paterno was certainly no cop or prosecutor or criminal investigator.
Aside from that woman in the late '90s NOT ONE VICTIM, or relative of any victim, of Sandusky ever came forward. Who can point a finger at a man and proclaim him a homosexual child molester unless, at the very least, a couple of victims come forward or they see something with their own two eyeballs? Sandusky was, like most predators, very sneaky. He fooled everybody.
Not only did no victims ever come forward to accuse Sandusky, but neither did anybody else close to Sandusky during the 14 years since he left the football program - - not his friends, not his family, not his business associates, not his Second Mile associates... Nobody. There had to be 20, 30, 50(?) people who were relatives or regular associates of Sandusky during the past 14 years who never said jack about any suspicions they may have harbored. Nope, nobody saw nothin'.
But it's all Paterno's fault. Let's tear down the statue and erase hime from memory. I lived at Penn State for 5 years and graduated in the mid '70s. Guess what? This is the last time I will ever admit that. I want no association with an institution that has not a shred of loyalty or common decency. The actions of Penn State as they relate to Joe Paterno have been aa absolute disgrace. The very thought of that place makes me sick to my stomach.
By the way, did you happen to watch the Spike Lee tribute to Michael Jackson on ABC last Thursday night?
To: Lancey Howard; FlJoePa; fatnotlazy; laweeks
It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
Freeh: Paterno failed in "actions and words"
"Why would anyone have to figure out what had to be done in these circumstances?" Freeh said.
The report says that moreover, Paterno -- along with then-president Graham Spanier, former VP Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley -- were trying to protect Penn State's reputation. The reports states that it is "reasonable to conclude that, in order to avoided the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at Penn State University ... repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky's child abuse from the authorities, the Board of Trustees, Penn State community, and the public at large."
posted on 11/27/2012 1:01:57 AM PST
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