Skip to comments.Joe Paterno Really Didn't Know
Posted on 02/13/2013 9:59:29 AM PST by privatedrive
This excerpt from the Clemente Report is very disturbing. For anyone who refuses to believe that Joe didn't know - I think this story will change their minds. Would anyone blame this Mom, like they blame Joe? Would she be fired? Would she be cast as a horrible, evil person? Should all of her life's good work be erased because of this episode? Was she demonized like Joe has been? And this molestation happened literally right in front of her eyes.
Please watch the video, read the Clemente report, THEN please post your comments and let us know what you think.
Excerpt from Clemente Report:
"One of the many potential victims whom I interviewed during the investigation had a very interesting story to tell. First, I spoke with the boys mother. She assured me that she had already asked her approximately 6-year-old son whether Taus had molested him. He said no, so she believed there was no reason for me to talk to her son. I told her I would just like to ask a few questions and it would not take long. She reluctantly agreed. I interviewed the boy while he sat beside his mother and asked the boy a number of questions before I inquired whether Taus played any games with him. He answered that yes, they played the tickle game. I asked how the game was played. At that point, I recall the boy turning to his mother and saying, You remember Mom, when I was sitting on his lap last time he was here talking to you. He had his hand up my shorts tickling my privates. He tickles me and I have to try not to laugh. I looked at the mother and all the color had drained from her face. She could not believe that Taus had molested her son right in front of her very eyes and she had no idea that it had happened. She trusted Taus so much based on his profession, his reputation, and her repeated positive interactions with him that she never even questioned the fact that he liked to have her son sit on his lap."
ALL OF YOU PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY ESPN TALKING HEADS, NEED TO SHOW SOME REAL COURAGE AND ADMIT THAT YOU WERE WRONG. IT COULD HAVE JUST AS EASILY BEEN YOU INSTEAD OF JOE. OR THAT POOR MOM. CMON PEOPLE - HAVE SOME MORAL COURAGE AND ADMIT YOUR MISTAKE, AND HELP THESE GOOD PEOPLE RESTORE THE LEGACY OF ONE OF THE TRULY GREAT MEN IN THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL.
Ok if is was not a “Sin of Commision” it was a “Sin of Ommission! Joe was JUST a guilty by not knowing WHAT his TOADIES were doing!
So therefore you believe that the MOM in the story is Guilty too.
You remember Mom, when I was sitting on his lap last time he was here talking to you. He had his hand up my shorts tickling my privates. He tickles me and I have to try not to laugh.
So the mother was there and didn’t notice some pervs hands her privates? We are expected to believe that. Please. Yes, she should be fird.
Had Paterno reported what had been related to him to the police, his complicity never would have been an issue.
But he didn’t. It is. And it always will be.
God Bless Joe Paterno and Penn State! Glory be that the truth is coming out. Hopefully Penn State will return the statue of Joe soon. Glad they only put it in storage. The Penn State tragedy is on the football team and the Paterno’s. Sad for all of them.
And frogs will fly our of our a$$es.
I did so wish to see JoPa in orange prison jammies along with his pillow-biting buddy. There’s no way in hell that JoPa did NOT know what this fudge pusher was doing in his locker rooms.
What kind of monster would do that? Paterno.
He did. Read the reports, rather than rely on what you hear on TV and radio.
What did MOM know and When did SHE know it?!
I know, my FRiend, that it is very difficult to comprehend. But I promise you, if you actually read the report and watch the video, and understand ‘nice guy offenders” and the concept of “grooming”, that you will feel differently. Understanding these concepts, rather that blaming the victims (including Paterno and the Mom in the story), is the best way to prevent these types of crimes. And isn;t that what we all really want?
PLEASE read the report and watch the video.
ANY parent/grand parent should watch this video regardless of what they think of Joe or Penn State. You will be shocked and informed. You owe it to your kids to watch it.
They should also read his section of the King & Spalding Report.
Clemente is a very sharp guy.
Oh my goodness. I feel sorry for you. You have no concept of good versus evil, and no regard for truth. May God have mercy on your soul.
There is a difference between a mother and the head coach of a football program and what the consequences of being “guilty” are. Paterno was fired for not adequately supervising what was going on in his program. He was not executed or put in jail. Firing is appropriate in a situation like this. A mother may be guilty of not picking up on signs that her child is being molested but unless that rises to the level of criminal neglect, no one is going to take away the child.
If he didn’t know, what was it he supposedly reported to the campus cops and why was Sandusky barred from the locker room?
“You owe it to your kids to watch it.”
Indeed. For the good of the Children - please read the reports, watch the videos, and learn.
How can you say that? Were you there? The problem is NO one knows the whole story.
Did you watch the Clemente video? I trust him over the grandstanding Louis Freeh ANY day.
It was evil to hear that a longtime coworker molested a boy in the showers and do the bare minimum of reporting it up the chain, and reportedly discouraging persuit of the matter; it was even more evil to watch for over a decade as that same coworker paraded boy after boy through the facilities, into the showers, to away games, to banquets, etc..
May God have mercy upon you. I will pray for you.
Seriously just get lost. Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.
First off the mom in the story didn’t have someone tell her the abuse was occurring.
Second the story is probably just that. A story. Fiction. Was the mother being led around by a seeing eye dog? did you leave that part out?
Vet - So let me get this straight. No one spotted this “friendly pedophile”, including ALL the experts. Children’s Youth Services, The Chairman of The Second mile (a Psychologist), Police, AG’s office; case workers. Sandusky was vetted by the EXPERTS every time he brought in another of his SIX adopted kids. and multiple foster kids. He was scutinized every time, and NOBODY KNEW. You you are convinced that Joe, presumably because he is omnitpotent, did in fact know, and the blame should be placed on him. Got it.