Skip to comments.Penn State Cancels Paterno News Conference Amid Scandal
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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I’m sure that Penn State investigated all of this thoroughly, like they did with the Michael Mann hockey stick investigation:
“Turns out that Scott was telling the truth”
“Sandusky, the child rapist, is given the keys to the campus”
One is not politically correct in the closed world of a campus runs by liberals.
THE OTHER IS....
The rape case was dropped by Centre County prosecutors on the eve of trial in 2008”
The details, including texts betwen Scott and the alleged victim, the alleged victims CHANGING story, and the complete abandonment of this young man by Paterno and PSU, is amazing when compared to the eye witness accounts of rape, self(Sandusky)confessed wrong doing, and the near complete PASS given to the fiedish child predator Jerry Sandusky.
Found this site. Best so far at uncovering the facts of the PSU scandal.
Here’s hoping Nebraska beats the hell out of the Nittny Lyins on Saturday.
Lots of people knew in 1998. Gricar was the Cente County DA at that time and up until his mysterious disappearance. It gets deeper. PSU attorneys knew.
State College attorney Wendell V. Courtney was apprised of the investigation in 1998 because he was then-counsel for Penn State and for The Second Mile, a position he still holds. He was unavailable for comment Monday.
That investigation, by University Police, was closed when the Centre County district attorney’s office decided not to file charges.
I think the only missing @ Pedo State was to have Alfred Kinsey's grandson around, recording the details of Sandusky's abuse so they could be recorded and submitted as university "scientific research..."
[For those not sure of what I'm referencing...click on the link @ post #120]
UnrePENTant State, or now known as Pedo State, is actually Pedo State II. Pedo State I was Indiana University.
Perhaps Spanier could consider opening the "Sandusky Institute" of Zoology @ Pedo State...where the "beasts" that are studied are those who operate in the mold of Kinsey -- and those university officials who "lionize" them.
Not sure if we should call them the Nittany Lyin's...
Or the Nit-Kinsey Lionizers.
“Heres hoping Nebraska beats the hell out of the Nittny Lyins on Saturday.”
All other things aside, can you just IMAGINE what the opposing crowds are going to put these players through for the next several weeks??
And yeah, I was at ALL THREE Catholic vs. Convicts games!!
Alternative: The NitKinsey Lionizers...
Heard here in this thread first...
I have been wondering about this but first time seen in print (see below). Of course Joe has said he would testify against Curley and Schultz but how? Also, it is mighty interesting that the indictments came just a week after Joe reached his ‘most victories’ milestone.
The key passage there: “He at no time related to me the very specific actions contained in the grand jury report.”
Curley has been charged with perjury, for saying he did not know about the specific allegation. In this case, it seems that both Paterno and Curley argue they didn’t hear the specific vile allegation against Sandusky — that they were just told there was an uncomfortable scene.
Maybe so. And again: Curley and Schultz were charged with perjury, but Paterno has not been charged with anything.
I did a little research and from 2000-2004 (26-33) PSU had one winning season (9-4)and a bowl game. At the time they were calling for JoePa’s head because of the losing. I’m sure if this would have come out then he would have been gone. Again people always follow the money.
Sounds to me like he was on the staff as an adviser, and you can bet that Paterno signed off on all of those “amenities.”
Sounds like they were trying to buy him off.
Putting male homosexuals, even though this pervert was married, and boys together is a recipe for sexual predation. This isn’t just pedophilia, but a far more disgusting same-sex pedophilia. The Boy Scouts figured it out long ago. The Catholic Church has suffered greatly and continues to hemorrhage money thanks to infiltration by queers. Now they are in the military. You can lay the success of the movement at the feet of hollywood where homosexual writers portray the deviant behavior as benign, intelligent and all about love. Watch this perv get invited to march in the next “gay” pride parade just as Nambla members did for many years.
Buy him off? Ya think?
Seriously, this is why the whole Penn State football program needs to be eliminated. Nuke it from orbit, just to be sure.
Here's hoping that the men of Delta Tau Chi fraternity use RoundUp® grass killer on the field of Penn State's Beaver Stadium to spell out 'PEDO STATE' from end-zone to end-zone before Saturday's game.
They need to get Spanier out ASAP!
“Scott Paterno said the decision to cancel was made by President Graham Spanier’s office, and that his father was disappointed. He said Joe Paterno was prepared to take questions about the scandal as well as the upcoming game.”
People we know that knew Sandusky raped little boys and kept quiet.
PSU Attorney Courtney
Second Mile Attorney Courtney
County DA Gricar
Various elementary and high school officials
Second Mile officials
Joe Paterno’s staff including down to the janitors
My father in law is an old college coach and he swears this is what has kept Joe in the game all this time. You can kind of understand in a way but it is selfish.
Other than Indiana University -- I've never especially disliked -- nor particularly cared for -- any of the Big 10 schools.
But frankly, I don't think it could be more shameful than to wear a shirt that identifies you with the universities that have harbored pedophiles (Penn State & Indiana U. -- the latter due to Alfred Kinsey)
I suppose if Indiana survived Kinsey, Penn State will survive this, too. But it won't deserve it.
And until UnrePENTant State U. becomes rePENTant State U. and its officials stop trying to protect themselves and their careers and their pension checks, pressure needs to be placed on...
...sponsors of Penn State games on the Big 10 network...
...Big 10 officials...
Perhaps some FREEPER could get...
...phone numbers of its trustees...
...and then tape/monitor the upcoming Big 10 network games involving Penn State and let us know who their primary sponsors were...
Time to get them "involved" in "helping" campus officials make the "right decisions"
I want everyone at Penn State fired from top to bottom. To be so corrupt that everyone from the top to bottom’s first inclination was to keep quiet and brush it away says the only thing that can fix this is a full house cleaning. If they won’t do it then give the university the Death Penalty. Make the football program unprofitable, that will severely damage the university.
The only people at Penn State I would feel bad for are the students. The rest need to explain themselves.
I know he didn't handle this the way he should have, but I also know he's tried to be a decent, moral man throughout his career. But on the most difficult challenge of his life, he fell.
“The rest need to explain themselves.”
The answers are pretty clear, if anyone dare to look for them.
Aug 23,2011 - Penn State ranked LGBT friendly
For the 10th year in a row, Penn State received a five-star rating the highest score possible on the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender-Friendly Campus Climate Index.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State recently aced the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index with a five-star rating, one of only 33 universities out of 300 participating to receive top honors.
The initial form was very complex and took a long time to fill out, said Allison Subasic, director of Penn States LGBTA Student Resource Center, of the 50-point self-assessment questionnaire developed by Campus Pride.
LGBTQA community grows, thrives
In August 2010, Penn State was recognized as one of only 19 universities in the United States to receive a five-star rating on the Campus Pride Climate Index for its LGBT-friendliness and inclusiveness.
Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride and the indexs creator, said his organization is focused on building safer and more LGBT-friendly campuses.
The AGENDA is far more important, than those damaged by it...
Word coming down that Paterno has resigned effective immediately.
No way he could stay....PSU needs to clean house from top to bottom......interesting to see how the team responds......funny to think Galen Hall might be a head coach again, and pretty much in the same manner when Charlie Pell was booted from Florida because of their infractions.
From what I have read lately, some people believe that the DA was paid off. Who knows, but that is an interesting theory.
Really?? Seriously??? You’re blaming the media for this?? I’m going to guess you don’t have (or have ever had) any young children.
The accusations against the pedophile are horrific. And Joe Pa knew, and basically did nothing. He should be gone. Yesterday.
I believe that Joe has publicly said that things have gone downhill in meteorology/climate studies there.
Re: “Joepa should have went to the police.”
The police’s first question would have been, “What did you see, and when and where did you see it?”
Paterno: “Oh, I wasn’t even there. McQueary said he saw it.”
Two words: HEARSAY EVIDENCE. Not even admissible in court. I am not a lawyer but it is quite likely that the police could have acted only on a report from McQueary, who actually claims to have seen the incident.
This is not to say Paterno should not have told his superior, which he did. The administrator in charge of the campus police department (who was however indicted for perjury) also was told, which means a law enforcement agency DID know about it.
If anybody was in a position to go to the police, e.g. the State Police, with something on which they could have acted, it was McQueary because he was the only eyewitness (other than the boy in question).
Its all about winning...even if you let a viscious child molester continue.
Paterno should have called the police.
As a matter of fact when I read the write up that an assistant (?) coach saw the 10 year old getting sodomized in the shower he waited till the next morning to call Paterno!
WTF! I would have grabbed the SOB that was hurting the child, beat the crap out of him and called the police on my cell phone right there!
Yeah...Paterno was “legally’ right they say...What about the morality of the situation??
He had a duty to all children ...call the police, not cover it up and pass it along.
I don’t buy any of this:
“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.”
Its all about Paterno’s ego and desire to be the coach that wins and all that adulation...its not all about the money...
and he made plenty...
Greed and Hubris...a deadly duo.
Yeah..the “Great “ Paterno!
“A case can be made that Paterno shouldve done more when given the evidence, but he did take it to Penn State authorities. THEY were the ones that sat on it. Nobodys accusing Paterno of perjury, unlike the Penn State president, who was called out by the grand jury for lying under oath.”
No he wasn’t. Only Curley and Schultz were indicted for perjury.
My only knowledge of Graham Spanier’s character was when I read about him coming down like a ton of bricks on a faculty member who tried to censor a student’s controversial (anti-Palestinian terrorism) art display. He came across as a straight arrow then because he stepped in and did the right thing.
Fire them all and let the lawsuits begin.
And some big law suits as some of the rapes took place on campus.
I wonder how long it will take the Board of Trustees to come to agreement on this?
MEMBERS EX OFFICIO
THOMAS W. CORBETT, JR. *Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
GRAHAM B. SPANIER President, The Pennsylvania State University (Secretary of the Board of Trustees)
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The presentation was canceled. Spanier stepped in and said that it could be presented sometime the next year. It was never presented.
2002? Uh.... this is 2011. The supposed “reaction” was to keep the pedo from bringing little boys into the shower any more. Meanwhile, he still had full access to the facilities until a few weeks ago.
Make no mistake.. the most powerful guy at Penn State is Joe Paterno, regardless of the formal org structure. He knew there was a pedo in the ranks, and instead of doing the right thing and demanding a full investigation, or confronting the pedo himself, he washed his hands of the whole thing.
What a moral coward. Your attitude makes me sick.
Why didn't the father who was allegedly informed by the graduate assistant who allegedly witnessed the sexual encounter in the shower room?
Of all the allegations, Paterno is the only one who took action by informing his superiors.......and now you want him to be the fall guy?
Joe Pa, as the most powerful person at Penn State, and the supposed moral leader of the University, should have made damn sure that the pedo had ZERO access to the facility from that point forward, and should have made sure that a full investigation was carried out.
He did neither. He turned a blind eye while little boys were diddled by this creep. He failed. Did Joe Pa commit a crime? No. Did he fail as a leader? Absolutely. Time for him to go.
Why didn’t Joe talk 9 years ago instead of “protecting Sandusky and the football program”? How did football become more important to Penn State than its stated mission of “success with honor”? The cover-up will inevitably bring down much more than straight up honesty.
Till two days ago. He was seen working out in the gym last week.
You do know in 1998 they did call the police and, the police did nothing right? They interviewed him after being caught in a shower with a boy and he “promised to never do it again”. The police closed the case.
This is the greatest example of union and government corruption ever and they will blame joepa and, I am not a Penn fan.
McQueary informed his superior
Paterno informed his superior.
Curley informed his superior.
Schultz informed his superior.
Spanier told Schultz to take care of it.
Schultz told McQueary that the problem was taken care of.
Problem gone away. Happy Valley is Happy Valley again.
The police took the case to the county DA (Wouldn't that be a NON-UNION job) and the DA refused to prosecute.
Who are the 'they' you are referring to?
Paterno broke the law go here:http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/13031.html