I agree that the kids who were abused are getting short shrift here - but that is a problem that rests with those who fired Paterno and let the guilty off the hook.
There's more than one thing wrong here, and it rests squarely in the lap of the police and college board that fired Paterno.
I agree. I am also amazed at new found extralegal morality that has been found among those sportswritters like John Feinstien and Mike Wilbaun. These people thought it was okay to give the likes of Ray Lewis a pass for all of these years.
Paterno is a grown man and was in a position of responsibility. He knew something was wrong and didn’t follow through. Although, technically he didn’t have the legal responsibility to follow up on it, he did have the moral responsibility to do so. Maybe he should find a job that entails no moral responsibilities ... maybe in the Food Stamp President’s administration.
Check out the two links at bottom of this article:
This is something that bothers me also. People keep saying Paterno ran the entire school but actually folks should google Graham Spanier, the President of PSU. He is currently on administrative leave but it was reported today he is still teaching classes in the Human Development Department. If you read the papers and books he has authored it will disgust you. This guy is an expert on Advanced Homosexual Studies.
An Obama acquaintance, Spanier has as many important friends as Paterno, maybe more because Paterno has not been out rubbing elbows for a decade or two. Plus Spanier must be a hero to everyone in the homosexual community since he has been working to advance their agenda since the 1970s.
Bottom line, the people blaming love of football are falling for the mischaracterization from the MSM. This is not bowing down to football; this is bowing down to the Lavender Mafia. This is political correctness to the point where everywhere you turn you find another Arne Duncan supporter.
he gets a pass? you do know he doing 40 counts dont ya?
I’m wondering about that too. I just started trying to read more on this story, but it sure seems like there was an actual abuser and an actual observer of the abuse that are getting a lot lighter treatment than this old guy. Was he calling the shots so as to condone this abuse? Shouldn’t we have a trial in a court of law with witnesses and evidence before we string him up? Could this be why the students are upset? I just watched the media trying a GOP candidate in the media with accusations and innuendo the past couple of weeks. Is this the new normal for us in the US? No need to go to a court of law, just try it in the media? He may be guilty as hell, but why are people on FR forming a lynch mob instead of supporting constitutional rights?
I thought the abuser had been arrested and charged with 40 counts..............
“but that is a problem that rests with those who fired Paterno and let the guilty off the hook”
Huh? Who’s been let off the hook? I don’t see anyone free and clear of this outrage at this juncture. True, some are not yet in jail, but they will all suffer the extreme losses attendant to a civil lawsuit or two at a minimum. I just hope they go after the University president and leave him and his staff penniless! Oh, and how is it that Paterno is not an abuser? He allowed it to be covered up. He is, therefore a moral co-conspirator. It was more important for him to salvage his “legacy” than protect some helpless children. He hasn’t yet suffered enough in my view!
Joe had an obligation every time stories of this came up to see if the source were credible, and if so report it to law enforcement.
Every time, no matter where the incident had occured.
Joe wasn't just the legendary coach at the university. Paterno was also on the board of The Second Mile, the charity from which the at risk boys were obtained. You can quit whining about poor old Joe.
The abuser, Jerry Sandusky, faces up to 460 years in prison.
Paterno just got fired.
The abuser isn’t getting a pass, he is under indictment.
You're missing the point, which is that both of them are hanging out in the wind, more likely to get whacked or suicided, before every similar sports program across the country gets exposed to investigation.