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One man's Penn State protest
ESPN ^ | November 12, 2011 | Wayne Drehs

Posted on 11/12/2011 1:21:06 PM PST by QT3.14

With a thick piece of black duct tape covering the Penn State logo on his baseball cap and a pair of signs criticizing the university, Jon Matko knew he wasn’t going to make many friends at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. But he didn’t care.

The 2000 Penn State graduate and father of a 4-year-old boy said he felt he had to do something to remind Nittany Lions fans about the victims in the school’s sexual abuse scandal. So while kids posed for pictures next to the Joe Paterno statue and others chanted, “We Are” before Saturday’s game, Matko stood on a street just outside the stadium quietly holding his signs and accepting the abuse that came with it.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: football; namblanylions; pedstate; psu; sexabuse; sports

1 posted on 11/12/2011 1:21:13 PM PST by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

Given what has taken place this week, it seem to be icing on the cake for Penn to lose.


2 posted on 11/12/2011 1:22:42 PM PST by QT3.14 (Life is not a dress rehearsal - It is Showtime!!)
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To: QT3.14

“and accepting the abuse that came with it.”

That really says it all, doesn’t it...


3 posted on 11/12/2011 1:23:21 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: QT3.14
"...Beaver Stadium..."

Really?? You just can't make this stuff up - Former State Penn prez's wife is an associate with the PSU Wymyns' Studies Dept.

4 posted on 11/12/2011 1:24:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: QT3.14

“It’s the right thing,” he said. “It’s not about Joe. It’s about the kids.”

He’s right, of course. Someone should tell the interim Penn State President, who might have at least mentioned the victims and their families in his self-serving announcement on ESPN.

But make no doubt - in the eyes of everyone from Paterno and his staff on up, it is only about one thing: MONEY.

Paterno was the $1.2M per year CEO of Penn State Football Inc, a $91M enterprise. As always - “follow the money”.

Rank School Total Revenue Conference
1st Texas $120,288,370 Big 12
2nd Ohio State $117,953,712 Big Ten
3rd Florida $106,030,895 Southeastern Conference
4th Michigan $99,027,105 Big Ten
5th Wisconsin $93,452,334 Big Ten
6th Penn State $91,570,233 Big Ten


5 posted on 11/12/2011 1:26:17 PM PST by bigbob
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To: QT3.14

College sports is a cult!

That tax-payers subsidize this billion dollar brain washing is a travesty.

College athletics are farm teams for professional sports and should stand alone - not be associated with academic study.

Time for a change.


6 posted on 11/12/2011 1:26:59 PM PST by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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7 posted on 11/12/2011 1:29:15 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: bigbob
The proper response to anybody that defends Paterno is

"So, you like little boys too?"

8 posted on 11/12/2011 1:35:40 PM PST by glorgau
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To: bigbob

“It’s the right thing,” he said. “It’s not about Joe. It’s about the kids.”

Someone should also tell ESPN.


9 posted on 11/12/2011 1:38:06 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: QT3.14

I sent my kid to Penn State to become a Tight End, but when he came back he was a Wide Receiver...../ok, last joke...I know I shouldn’t do it


10 posted on 11/12/2011 1:42:29 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Tagline for rent: Inquire within!)
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To: QT3.14

It seems like all the energy and attention the nation has for its countless thousands of sexually abused children is being poured into this one case.

It’s becoming pathetic.


11 posted on 11/12/2011 1:44:11 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: QT3.14

...so there IS a Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah...


12 posted on 11/12/2011 1:44:30 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: sodpoodle

I agree. So-called college football players are nothing more than hired hands. That said, at least at Penn State, over 90% of football players graduated. Most of them were not in basket weaving 101.


13 posted on 11/12/2011 1:58:55 PM PST by dools0007world
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To: QT3.14

Our local news here in Pittsburgh is reporting that a collection was taken up at the game for a child abuse prevention charity.

107,900 people attended this game. The charity collected $22,000. Says alot to me.

Screw these “fans”. These people are so stupid they’d follow their dumbass football coach right to Hell.


14 posted on 11/12/2011 2:08:59 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Twenty cents a piece? Not bad...for liberals.


15 posted on 11/12/2011 2:10:51 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

On the other hand; the money might have all come from the Nebraska fans in attendance...


16 posted on 11/12/2011 2:12:21 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
107,900 people attended this game. The charity collected $22,000. Says alot to me.

It says all the donors were Nebraskans.

17 posted on 11/12/2011 2:12:49 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

And it’s all going to Second Mile, right?


18 posted on 11/12/2011 2:15:07 PM PST by Overtaxed
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To: QT3.14

The plan now is to sweep all other investigations away. Who can be depended on to actually look into what was really going on? The University? No. The state of Pennsylvania? No. The Feds? They love homos. No. I fear it will be “Let’s all just move along.”


19 posted on 11/12/2011 3:14:34 PM PST by Hattie
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On 680 AM "news" in Toronto, Canada they are leaving out the name Jerry Sandusky. The radio news is only reporting the name Joe Paterno. On AM 770 WABC in NYC they are reporting almost the same thing. The local radio "news" wants people to conclude it was Joe Paterno who committed the pedophile crimes. The homosexual lobby is insisting the name Jerry Sandusky be omitted and not be associated with pedophiles.
20 posted on 11/12/2011 3:34:25 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: QT3.14
Once the investigation/s are complete, we shall see charges of aiding and abetting handed down. With the fanfair and publicity the man has been in, he surely had many people around him that was aware of his actions, thus making them too accessory to fact. I've been in State Law Enforcement for 20+ years and I've seen many so-called celebrities come under investigations for the very same crimes , the penalties he/they will face in prison will be unimaginable to those whom have never seen the inside of prison walls, what the prisoners in there will do to him/them for these offenses is going to be more horrendous than what the courts will do, unless they stay in protective custody their entire time of incarceration and then they still are not safe. I know first hand, for I've had to investigate crimes in protective custody areas in prison of the same accord. I have seen and been around some of the most infamous limelight offenders society could imagine and in the end, the all got what was due to them. With the anger brewing in those whom were assaulted by this man and his accomplices, I would not want to be in their shoes nor would I want to be around them. Can you imagine the hate and anger going on with those whom were offended and the family and friends of those offended. My last word on these people (The offenders of the horrible crimes) are "marked men" once they are sentenced (and they will be) their so-called lives are finished as they ever knew them. They will learn about Living Hell on Earth.
21 posted on 11/13/2011 4:31:32 AM PST by blueranger978
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To: blueranger978
You are right about what they face behind the walls.

Since posting this, I've read further and it makes one wonder if many others could be implicated - it had to be well known throughout the university; for example the janitors that saw activity, the lawyer for Second Mile, and how about PSU's own Board of Trustees? They in particular had to know way back what was going on.

But mudding the waters is this from a PA law journal that I posted elsewhere that may explain why others haven't been implicated, but raises questions about the key players.

Penn State Case to Test Failure-to-Report Law

In addition to the criminal aspects this will no doubt be the mother of all civil suits.

22 posted on 11/13/2011 10:24:47 AM PST by QT3.14 (Life is not a dress rehearsal - It is Showtime!!)
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To: Hattie
"The state of Pennsylvania? No."

From what I know of Gov. Corbett, he seems like a decent and honorable man. I hope he runs this thing to ground.

23 posted on 11/13/2011 10:34:01 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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