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The sins of the father: Joe Paterno's true legacy
espn.go.com ^ | 7/13/12 | Rick Reilly

Posted on 07/16/2012 3:44:48 PM PDT by GSWarrior

What a fool I was.

In 1986, I spent a week in State College, Pa., researching a 10-page Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year piece on Joe Paterno.

It was supposed to be a secret, but one night the phone in my hotel room rang. It was a Penn State professor, calling out of the blue.

"Are you here to take part in hagiography?" he said.

"What's hagiography?" I asked.

"The study of saints," he said. "You're going to be just like the rest, aren't you? You're going to make Paterno out to be a saint. You don't know him. He'll do anything to win. What you media are doing is dangerous."

Jealous egghead, I figured.

What an idiot I was.

Twenty-five years later, when former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was accused of a 15-year reign of pedophilia on young boys, I thought Paterno was too old and too addled to understand, too grandfatherly and Catholic to get that Sandusky was committing grisly crimes using Paterno's own football program as bait.

But I was wrong. Paterno knew. He knew all about it. He'd known for years. He knew and he followed it vigilantly.

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coverup; homosexualagenda; legacy; ncaa; paterno; pederasty; pennstate

1 posted on 07/16/2012 3:44:58 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

That’s gonna leave a mark ....


2 posted on 07/16/2012 4:03:31 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: GSWarrior
This columnist is obviously Homophobic. That Sandusky was a baby raping fairy was a given, apparently, and the entire athletic system at Penn let him go, hiding it.

It raises the question of WHY? I strongly suspect that the fear of liberal PC was the base reason this pervy fag was allowed to prey on children.

Lord, how I hate PC and Libs...

3 posted on 07/16/2012 4:09:58 PM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat = Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: GSWarrior
They ought to melt down the JoePa statue and cast one of a real PSU alumni hero, Navy SEAL Mike Murphy.

It might be a first step for the school to get its values and priorities in order.

4 posted on 07/16/2012 4:11:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: GSWarrior

the next biggest crime is that every tale about men having sex with boys - chruch, boy scouts, football, little league etc. etc never includes homosexual with the words molestor. How many stories about ruined lives are about what was done to little girls or wives - not as many as the Sandusky, Philly Bishop, Dallas and on and on...homosexuals playing with their own sex - usually children.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 4:11:39 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: GSWarrior

I feel so bad for the victims and their families. Far less so, but still sorry, for the many HONORABLE people affiliated with Penn State who are going to feel tarred by this scandal for years and years. What a horror.


6 posted on 07/16/2012 4:12:45 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101

Well stated.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 4:16:30 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

The more I read about this and the more I learn about the whole affair the more I agree with the idea that a 2-year death penalty on the football program is warranted. Frankly Paterno is lucky he passed away, its pretty clear from the Freeh report that he would be facing civil charges himself, if not criminal.

I hope and pray that the children can one day find some sort of equilibrium in their lives; they deserve a better life than Paterno did.


8 posted on 07/16/2012 4:23:20 PM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: GSWarrior
Just when I think I can't get any angrier about this subject...

The good citizens in the surrounding communities should rent bulldozers and raze this monument to child exploitation, starting with the offensive JoePa sculpture, moving on to the showers, locker rooms, stadium, and finish up with the administration building.

And I'm not kidding. Maybe it will offer motivation to the next organization that wants to run interference for these defective beings. Leave our kids alone...or else.

9 posted on 07/16/2012 4:25:06 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Tex-Con-Man

But the monument is guarded. Unlike the boys who were homosexually abused.


10 posted on 07/16/2012 4:35:08 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Joe 6-pack

I like your idea


11 posted on 07/16/2012 4:40:56 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: GSWarrior

Yeah, that's what I said

Child Sacrifice

Great civilizations and sports dynastys they've all been built on

Child Sacrifice

And you know you can't bake a cherry pie without...uh...uh, well you know.

Look, you want to keep the cash register ringing?

Want to keep your job?

Then just STFU!


12 posted on 07/16/2012 4:45:33 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: q_an_a
Are you saying underage girls aren't molested by heterosexual men?

That's laughable.

13 posted on 07/16/2012 5:03:07 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: q_an_a
Even people who collect statistics on child abuse admit their accuracy depends on self reporting, and since much abuse, especially within families, never gets reported, an accurate representation of the sex of the victims/offenders is not available.

I personally think to focus on the homosexual aspect of child exploitation does a horrible disservice to all the young females whose lives are destroyed by molestation.

The one undeniable fact is it's overwhelmingly men who are the molesters. The sex of the victims is secondary to the innocence stolen from them.

14 posted on 07/16/2012 5:17:31 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: petitfour
But the monument is guarded. Unlike the boys who were homosexually abused.

Perhaps it's time to learn just how motivated those guards really are. I'll bet they'll figure a statue ain't worth serious personal injury.

15 posted on 07/16/2012 5:23:39 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: LRoggy

2 year?!?!!?

How about 10? They have to restart from scratch - anybody involved with the program should be forced to move on for lack of moral courage.


16 posted on 07/16/2012 5:40:01 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: jonascord
...the entire athletic system at Penn let him go, hiding it. It raises the question of WHY? I strongly suspect that the fear of liberal PC was the base reason this pervy fag was allowed to prey on children.

I don't think it was just Paterno protecting Sandusky. You could easily flip it around, and say that Paterno would be seen as a hero for outing Sandusky and protecting Penn State - so why didn't he? Well, usually people who get away with things even though other know about it rely on a basic tool: blackmail.

Sandusky was apparently making boys available to other powerful people, political and wealthy people. I wish I could quote a refernce, but I don't know where I read this. I'm sure it's available with a little research. Anyway, if that's true, then that list of people would be an enormously powerful weapon Sandusky could use againt Penn State and Paterno to shut up about it. Then, being - by definition - a sick f***, Sandusky continued on for years in front of everyone.

This doesn't excuse Paterno, but it makes the dynamics more understandable. Sandusky must have had something more than just being a coach at PA t hold over Paterno, and I believe this was it.

And it also means the creatures on Sandusky's list are still at large.

17 posted on 07/16/2012 6:26:27 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

I’ve heard the same—I believe it was initially said by a local radio personality who had a lot of inside sources. As I remember, the youth charity was suupplying boys to certain influential people. This is conjecture, but it makes a lot of sense when you look at the whole picture—obviously there were a lot of people who just didn’t view this activity as that much of a big deal.


18 posted on 07/16/2012 6:44:59 PM PDT by binreadin
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19 posted on 07/16/2012 6:49:17 PM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: CaptainK

No what I said was that the dozens of cases that end up in high profile court cases or huge settlements are 90% men on boys. Do men, school teachers or coaches take advantage of girls - does the sun rise in the east? MY point is that wanting sex between a man and a “woman” is that topic - heterosexual sex. When it is a man with a boy the media calls it molestor not homosexual.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 9:12:29 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: q_an_a
I don't remember sexual preference being brought up in the Elizabeth Smart case. Or in the Roman Polanski case. Or the Jaycee Lee Dugard case. The sexual preference speaks for itself.

Who cares what the sexual preference is of a child molester? They are monsters whether they are attracted to boy or girls.

21 posted on 07/17/2012 6:48:27 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

the two cases you mention are one man against one girl - child. Sandusky et al raped and molested dozens - of the same sex, that was and still is my point. If Liz smart had been about a woman kidnapping her it would be closer to Sandusky, but there are breeding grounds out there - that set up these monsters - the media will not explore them or call them out...it stays in the media closet.


22 posted on 07/17/2012 7:02:56 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: q_an_a

I mentioned 3 cases. And I don’t understand your point.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 7:49:56 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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