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Penn State Cancels Paterno News Conference Amid Scandal
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 11-8-11 | Teresa Masterson

Posted on 11/08/2011 9:35:01 AM PST by tcrlaf

About 50 minutes before it was about to begin, PSU administrators canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference Tuesday.

Penn State administrators have canceled Joe Paterno's weekly news conference in which he was expected to field questions about a sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach.

Paterno's son Scott tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that the decision was made by President Graham Spanier's office.

Scott Paterno says his father was disappointed and was prepared to take questions about the scandal as well as the upcoming game against Nebraska.

Rocked by an alleged child sex abuse scandal, Penn State issued a statement late Monday saying that Paterno will only answer questions about football Tuesday during his regularly scheduled press conference.

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The plot thickens at Pedophile State....

Joe WANTS to talk, the Administration doesn't want him to....

Then immediately after, this breaking news tweet.

BreakingNews Breaking News Penn State said to be planning football coach Joe Paterno's departure, sources say

1 posted on 11/08/2011 9:35:08 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Oh this is going to go over real big.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 9:37:04 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: tcrlaf

He’s toast


3 posted on 11/08/2011 9:37:20 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tcrlaf

The whole thing is horrible.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 9:37:38 AM PST by RockinRight (One year from now, we have an opportunity to take our nation back.)
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To: tcrlaf

I thought Ohio State was going to be the embarrassing part of the Big 10 this year with their “scandal” of turning a blind eye to free tattoos for some players.

Penn State makes OSU look like saints.


5 posted on 11/08/2011 9:41:02 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Steely Tom

Now THIS is a sex scandal. Seriously.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 9:41:12 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Steely Tom

A WHOLE LOT of CYA going on right now at Pedophile State. Just watch, they are going to try and hang this whole thing on PATERNO, and force him out, rather than the Administration taking the heat.

I’d bet attorney phones are ringing off the hook in State College and Harrisburg today.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 9:41:38 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

He holds a weekly talkshow with radio affiliates. I believe he’s contractually obligated to do that. I don’t see how he’ll be able to get out of that. And what about next week’s news conference? Do these bozos at the administration think it’s going die down between now and then? What about press day at whatever bowl they go to which could be a top bowl? They better plan on cancelling his radio show and news conferences for the rest of the year.


8 posted on 11/08/2011 9:41:49 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: tcrlaf

They’ll send him packing after he goes to another bowl game. Well, we know what matters to Pedophile State University.


9 posted on 11/08/2011 9:41:59 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: tcrlaf

Paging Al Golden, white courtesy telephone please.

10 posted on 11/08/2011 9:45:07 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: tcrlaf

Michael Mann needs to be canned for shoving his hockey stick up the world’s collective butt.


11 posted on 11/08/2011 9:45:40 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: mewzilla
They’ll send him packing after he goes to another bowl game. Well, we know what matters to Pedophile State University.

The university put out a statement yesterday that they wanted everyone to remember that this week/game was dedicated to the seniors and they didn't want the scandal to overshadow that celebration ...

12 posted on 11/08/2011 9:46:18 AM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: tcrlaf

Poor Joe. Retirement will kill him within a month. Just like it did Bear Bryant.


13 posted on 11/08/2011 9:46:18 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Paladin2

I wonder if Joe Bastardi is dang glad to be gone.


14 posted on 11/08/2011 9:46:57 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
I believe he’s contractually obligated to do that.

Peanuts compared to the millions they will have to spend defending Spanier, Curley and Shultz.

15 posted on 11/08/2011 9:47:46 AM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: tcrlaf
. Just watch, they are going to try and hang this whole thing on PATERNO, and force him out, rather than the Administration taking the heat

There's plenty to go around: he said he knew about it years ago and went to the A. D. about it.....(question)why didn't he report it to the police(which he is legally and morally) bound to do?

16 posted on 11/08/2011 9:48:17 AM PST by ontap
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To: NewinTexsas

“The university put out a statement yesterday that they wanted everyone to remember that this week/game was dedicated to the seniors and they didn’t want the scandal to overshadow that celebration ... “

Translation:
We want this to die as quickly as possible. Play along, or face the wrath of the gay liberal administration!


17 posted on 11/08/2011 9:48:17 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
" Just watch, they are going to try and hang this whole thing on PATERNO, and force him out, rather than the Administration taking the heat."

I'm not sure how much you have read about this story. However, he had a grad assistant (McQuarry) who saw Sandusky actually sodomizing a boy in the shower. He went to his dad and the dad and him went to Joepa about it. The only thing Joepa did was tell the AD. He didn't tell the police or anyone else. It sounds like Sandusky's "punishment" was being told he couldn't bring boys into the facilities anymore. Huh????

Yeah, Joepa may not be legally responsible in any way since he reported it to someone in "higher authority". But seriously, do you think the athletic director at Penn State is higher up the chain than JoePa? Really? They wanted to keep Penn State out of the limelight on this one (IMO). Joepa should have went to the police. When the administration dropped the ball, Joepa should have pressed them and then told the cops. Yes, he may not be legally responsible, but he certainly has moral culpability.
18 posted on 11/08/2011 9:48:22 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
He holds a weekly talkshow with radio affiliates. I believe he’s contractually obligated to do that. I don’t see how he’ll be able to get out of that.

I could be wrong, while I listen to it while I'm cooking dinner, I don't listen that closely... but I think he does a pre-recorded segment where he answers e mails. I believe that just started this year, because in the past he did do a half an hour or a full hour.

They can skate around this, but I'm sure the calls will be VERY interesting this week.

19 posted on 11/08/2011 9:48:43 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: tcrlaf
Scott Paterno says his father was disappointed and was prepared to take questions

Yes, I'm sure he's very disappointed about not being able to field questions about what he knew and when he knew it. (sarc)
20 posted on 11/08/2011 9:49:14 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: tcrlaf

After watching the way the media has handled this event its my opinion that the media knows Paterno will retire at the end of the year (his contract is up) and are in a hurry to get him fired before he retires.

I sense that the media knows they are less able to impact public opinion on the political front (note the Herman Cain attempts at lynching) so they have decided to show their virility by going after an 84 year old Joe Paterno who was going to retire after the last game of the season.


21 posted on 11/08/2011 9:49:39 AM PST by NRG1973
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

You are right on the money


22 posted on 11/08/2011 9:49:50 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: yldstrk

And the4 taxpayers are still going to be on the hook for JoPa’s gazillion dollar a year salary and other perks.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 9:50:18 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: NewinTexsas

Good gad. Would they even try to put that out if a coach had been caught raping female students? I don’t think so because they’d’ve been overrun with irate female protestors who wanted the perp and his enablers strung up from Old Main. Which makes we wonder, why the difference in responses....


24 posted on 11/08/2011 9:50:30 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: tcrlaf
New York Times: Penn State Said to Be Planning Paterno's Exit
25 posted on 11/08/2011 9:50:51 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: NewinTexsas

Forget the defense costs. How about the jury verdicts in civil suits? Or are PSU and its employees immune from civil suits?


26 posted on 11/08/2011 9:51:54 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: tcrlaf

Really sad that a great coach may have been done in by a gay child molester hired by the state to be his defensive coordinator.


27 posted on 11/08/2011 9:52:21 AM PST by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: NRG1973
" by going after an 84 year old Joe Paterno who was going to retire after the last game of the season."

You obviously did not hear Joepa's big 10 day press conference way back in August (I believe) where he said he thinks he could coach a few more years. Yes, his contract is up at the end of this year, but he had no intention to retire. I'm sure he will now.
28 posted on 11/08/2011 9:53:38 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

IMHO the grad assistant (McQuarry, and his Dad, who was with him when McQuarry told Paterno) should have reported it to the police immediately after reporting it to Paterno as it was done.


29 posted on 11/08/2011 9:54:38 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Owl_Eagle; All

Remember this from 2010?

Gay, Progressive Fraternity Added to IFC (Penn State)

Delta Lambda Phi, a fraternity for gay and progressive men, has been added to the IFC.

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) approved recognizing a fraternity for gay and progressive men Tuesday, which members hope will usher in a new era of collaboration between greeks and LGBT students.

IFC President Max Wendkos said the Delta Lambda Phi colony easily earned the minimum 2/3 of the chapter presidents’ approval required for recognition.

“It is always beneficial to welcome new and diverse viewpoints into any group,” Wendkos said. “We are excited for the opportunity that Delta Lambda Phi presents for the IFC to strengthen its relationship with the LGBTA community.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2499973/posts


30 posted on 11/08/2011 9:54:45 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

Penn State University needs to drop the “S” and just be known as “P-U!”


31 posted on 11/08/2011 9:55:13 AM PST by N. Theknow (Idi Obama = Just your everyday, ordinary, 3rd World Dictator)
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To: edcoil
Really sad that a great coach may have been done in by a gay child molester hired by him. the state to be his defensive coordinator.

fixed.

32 posted on 11/08/2011 9:55:13 AM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Joepa should have went to the police.

Hard to argue against that.doesn't he also fit in the desciption of what the law considers a "mandated reporter" with a duty to do so?

33 posted on 11/08/2011 9:56:12 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: NewinTexsas

That doesn’t even totally fix it. If Paterno is done in, it’s his own doing. Or technically, horrifically irresponsible lack of doing.


34 posted on 11/08/2011 9:57:24 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: edcoil
"Really sad that a great coach may have been done in by a gay child molester hired by the state to be his defensive coordinator."

If all the allegations are true (and I believe they are). Joepa has no one but himself to blame. When confronted with this evidence in 2002, he chose to tell the AD. And then did nothing basically. Keep in mind, we're talking about the anal rape of a child here. Why didn't he go to the police? I think I know the answer. Because it would be a scandal at his beloved institution. And Sandusky was not hired by the state. He was Joepa's assistant coach for more than 30 years and a close friend. He played on the team when Joepa was an assistant coach. Joepa has all the power to hire and fire assistant coaches. Ask Fran Gantner.
35 posted on 11/08/2011 9:58:00 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: harpu
IMHO the grad assistant (McQuarry, and his Dad, who was with him when McQuarry told Paterno) should have reported it to the police immediately after reporting it to Paterno as it was done.

IMHO McQueary should have AT LEAST called 911 IMMEDIATELY! It goes to the sad culture of PSU that every one from the janitors all the way up to the president protected Sandusky and allowed him to continue raping boys in Joe's locker room.

36 posted on 11/08/2011 9:58:24 AM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: Steely Tom
PSU P-U!
37 posted on 11/08/2011 9:58:36 AM PST by N. Theknow (Idi Obama = Just your everyday, ordinary, 3rd World Dictator)
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To: tcrlaf

Paterno has a chance to be a stand up guy here. He should come clean, retire, and make a commitment to the victims in this to spend the rest of his days on this earth as their advocate.


38 posted on 11/08/2011 9:59:19 AM PST by NotSoModerate
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To: harpu
"IMHO the grad assistant (McQuarry, and his Dad, who was with him when McQuarry told Paterno) should have reported it to the police immediately after reporting it to Paterno as it was done."

I agree. And Joepa also had this same duty. In fact, anyone that heard about it had that duty IMHO.
39 posted on 11/08/2011 9:59:44 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: WOBBLY BOB

How could he justify knowing the perp was on his campus years after the ‘98 event, or that the perp ran an organization to recruit kids, and not reporting it?


40 posted on 11/08/2011 9:59:59 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Being a state institution, they are all state employees. Subject to the states hiring standards and quota correct?


41 posted on 11/08/2011 10:00:59 AM PST by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: harpu
IMHO the grad assistant (McQuarry, and his Dad, who was with him when McQuarry told Paterno) should have reported it to the police immediately after reporting it to Paterno as it was done.

Thats easy to say right now but I could envision a state of mind for 28 year old McQeary where he would have a hard time believing what he saw. When McQeary played at PSU, Sandusky was a virtual deity. In light of that I could understand McQeary taking the issue to the 2 most important people in his life....his father and Joe Paterno.

42 posted on 11/08/2011 10:01:25 AM PST by NRG1973
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To: WOBBLY BOB
"Hard to argue against that.doesn't he also fit in the desciption of what the law considers a "mandated reporter" with a duty to do so?"

From the State Attorney General's press conference yesterday and the words from the State police commissioner, it sounds to me like Joepa fulfilled his legal obligations (told someone higher up), but did not fulfill his moral obligations. So I don't think he's in any trouble legally.
43 posted on 11/08/2011 10:02:12 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: tcrlaf; All
I'm not defending Paterno in this matter. He obviously was very wrong, both in not following up on the incident, an in also ignoring, or denying years of behavior and rumors about Sandusky.

But he has also done some pretty decent things in his life.

In an era when coaches demand exorbitant contracts and get paid millons when they get fired, Paterno has for years signed contracts that are way under the value for a program such as Penn State.

He still lives in the same modest house on campus that he has for decades.

Paterno and his wife have donated millions to the University to endow academic ( NOT sports) related programs and scholarships.

He has definitely stayed too long as coach...he did not know when it was time to go....but these calls for summarily firing him are wrong. He should be allowed to finish out the season, then retire.

Many of the same peopel, and media sources, now calling for him to be summarily canned, were the same ones DEFENDING Michael Jackson against pedophilia charges...anyone see the hypocrisy here?

And look for the Nittany Lions to run the table...win out this season, and the Big 10 championship, AND win their BCS bowl...probably finish up at #6-8 final national ranking..

44 posted on 11/08/2011 10:03:07 AM PST by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: tcrlaf

A couple of questions;

1. As I understand the situation, two officials of Penn State have been arrested for lying to a grand jury. Why would they lie when they must have known where this would lead?

2. Does a possible financial impact have anything to do with all the lying, failure to report crime, cover-up, etc?


45 posted on 11/08/2011 10:04:03 AM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: tcrlaf

Football= money/income for the college=sweep the rapes under the rug/keep your mouth shut=we are shocked=CYA mode!


46 posted on 11/08/2011 10:04:48 AM PST by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
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To: tcrlaf

“Penn State said to be planning football coach Joe Paterno’s departure, sources say”

It’s so weird, how they phrase these things. Either they’re firing him or he’s resigning. If you’re forcing him into retirement, then he’s not resigning. So when the time comes for him to leave, you let him say he’s doing it for health, family, or whatever. But you don’t say you’re planning his departure, because that implies he’s being fired; you might as well come out and say it at that point.

But what does it matter? PR is all a bunch of bosh.


47 posted on 11/08/2011 10:05:49 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: tcrlaf
Just watch, they are going to try and hang this whole thing on PATERNO, and force him out, rather than the Administration taking the heat.

Anyone who knew about these incidents and didn't notify law enforcement should be gone, IMHO - and that includes Paterno. It's absolutely incredible and absolutely monstrous that this pedophile Sandusky felt perfectly safe raping children on campus - he acted like he knew Penn State coaches, employees and officials wouldn't turn him in, and they didn't.
48 posted on 11/08/2011 10:06:33 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: alarm rider

“2. Does a possible financial impact have anything to do with all the lying, failure to report crime, cover-up, etc?”

DUH.....


49 posted on 11/08/2011 10:06:45 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: edcoil
Being a state institution, they are all state employees. Subject to the states hiring standards and quota correct?

You mean to tell me Penn State University is a branch of the Government of Pennsylvania?

You mean that this pedophile coach was on the state payroll?

Let me tell you something: if a state-run orphanage, or a state-run child-care center, had a scandal like this, it would, in very short order, no longer be state-run. It would no longer be anything, in fact.

It happened in Philadelphia, with one of their child-care agencies.

It could happen to Penn State too. Can you imagine?

50 posted on 11/08/2011 10:07:02 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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