Skip to comments.Penn State Said to Be Planning Paterno Exit Amid Scandal
Posted on 11/08/2011 11:40:43 AM PST by bjorn14
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Joe Paternos tenure as coach of the Penn State football team will soon be over, perhaps within days or weeks, in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal that has implicated university officials, according to two people briefed on conversations among the universitys top officials.
The board of trustees has yet to determine the precise timing of Paternos exit, but it is clear that the man who has more victories than any other coach at college footballs top level and who made Penn State a prestigious national brand will not survive to coach another season. Discussions about how to manage his departure have begun, according to the two people.
Paterno was to have held a news conference Tuesday but the university canceled it less than an hour before it was scheduled to start.
At age 84 and with 46 seasons as the Penn State head coach behind him, Paternos extraordinary run of success one that produced tens of millions of dollars for the school and two national championships, and that established him as one of the nations most revered leaders, will end with a stunning and humiliating final chapter.
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I'm sure you would have reported it if you witnessed it first hand.
But, Paterno didn't.
And, the grad assistant wasn't specific as to what took place.
Would you really involve the police on hearsay?
Paterno reported what he knew in a timely manor to his superiors.
But Hayes was caught on TV.
It looks to me like this investigation was put on hold until he got the win record. His retirement will be his punishment. I'm not saying that's right, but I think that's the way it is.
My real question is, why is the press so up in arms. Arent we supposed to embrace homosexuality, and isnt intergenerational sex supposed to be the next taboo that is to be abolished???
No he could not as Sandusky had resigned three years earlier.
What if it had been YOUR son raped?
Or raped a few year later because Paterno didn’t call the cops or follow up?
Penn State is facing hundreds of millions in liability. This is the biggest scandal in the history of college football by far.
These are children being raped.
If you put football over the safety of kids you’re a sad f@ck.
“I’m sure you would have reported it if you witnessed it first hand.
But, Paterno didn’t.
And, the grad assistant wasn’t specific as to what took place.”
The grad assistant that was an eyewitness to the rape?
Why exactly wasn’t he specific regarding aomething that abominably heinous?
Why then too, didn’t Paterno press him on the details and instead accept a nebulous, non-specific account?
I'm calling BS on this.
Everything I've read indicates that all the reported behavior took place AFTER Sandusky retired in 1999.
How could Paterno fire the guy when he didn't work for him at the time the incident took place???
Take your BS to a Buckeye site.
Why don't you apply for a job at the Politico?
If true, then Paterno should lose his retirement completely!
“....the man who has more victories than any other coach at college footballs top level....”
He would not have had that title if Penn State had competed more against SEC teams.
Nobody involved with the FOOTBALL department turned a blind eye.
The information was presented to the administration and they failed the victims and should be held accountable.
Why don’t you get you head out of your disgustingly biased asz and answer an honest question?
I’m trying to understand the DETAILS of this case and was looking for facts.
It is quite clear I need to look elsewhere.
Is your reading comprehension that poor. Go back and reread my post. I said justice hadn’t been served as everyone responsible had not paid.
Get a grip.
Come on man!
Joe is 84 and a gazillionaire.
Come on man!
And that would be the people involved as they are the only ones who can answer your questions.
Sure, guy was raping children in the showers at Penn State - was there last week working out in the weight room - takes his ‘troubled youth’ children to Penn State games.
But two credible reports that the guy was in the shower with young boys - and they seemed to have no problems having him around for the next ten years.
Penn State football has no class, and is led by a moral reprobate with pedophile friends.
Just one of the reasons that I hope my granddaughter gets a sports scholarship. She’s got brains, a great personality and works hard...5th in her class of 500.
Well, from what I understand, Paterno reported the jerk to the AD and the AD did nothing. But Paterno had to see this guy continuing to work and having heard/seen nothing more from the AD, he should have been more aggressive - going over and above the AD - to get this jerk hauled in.