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Penn State Said to Be Planning Paterno Exit Amid Scandal
New York Times ^ | 8 November 2011 | Mark Viera & Pete Thamel

Posted on 11/08/2011 11:40:43 AM PST by bjorn14

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno’s 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 university’s top officials.

The board of trustees has yet to determine the precise timing of Paterno’s exit, but it is clear that the man who has more victories than any other coach at college football’s 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, Paterno’s 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 nation’s most revered leaders, will end with a stunning and humiliating final chapter.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: collegefootball; paterno; pedstate; psu; retirement; sandusky
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To: Ramcat
Will they return the millions he and Sue donated to the University?

That's a good point. Penn State really ought to return that money - it's tainted now.

They can't continue to look the other way and pretend this didn't happen.

61 posted on 11/08/2011 12:36:02 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Well, first of all I'd put a beat down on Sandusky,...

There we agree. Then, I'd call the cops.

Me too, but I don't work for the university. If I did, I'd report it to my boss, which he did.
What does that say about the culture of Penn State? These coaches walk around like Gods and no one questions their actions.

The guy wasn't a coach when this went down. I'd like to kick his arse right now.

62 posted on 11/08/2011 12:37:19 PM PST by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: keat
Worse...Sandusky was caught anally raping a 10 y/o boy in the shower and Paterno was TOLD about it in 2002. Go away Joe...now.

Penn State should have no football for 5 years. Joe Pa wasn't the only enabler of gay pedophilic sex within the athletic department and football bureaucracy...you can believe that.

63 posted on 11/08/2011 12:37:26 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: keat
Worse...Sandusky was caught anally raping a 10 y/o boy in the shower and Paterno was TOLD about it in 2002. Go away Joe...now.

Penn State should have no football for 5 years. Joe Pa wasn't the only enabler of gay pedophilic sex within the athletic department and football bureaucracy...you can believe that.

64 posted on 11/08/2011 12:37:46 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: 04-Bravo

The witnesses to the 2002 shower incident claim they were new employees and apparently worried about their jobs. So too bad for the kid, I guess. /sarc


65 posted on 11/08/2011 12:38:26 PM PST by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: EyeGuy
Read the Grand Jury report:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2804362/posts

Even though Sandusky “retired” in 1999, he held “emeritus” status and continued to have an office and full use of the PSU football facilities.

66 posted on 11/08/2011 12:39:03 PM PST by mojito
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To: Tribune7

“OTOH, if someone simply told me about it without going into specifics, and I wasn’t really sure I believed it, I’d probably would just pass it down the line, if that.”

####

Even if you were the boss?

If you were in charge, or had any responsibility, official or otherwise, don’t you feel it would be vitally important to force the revelation of “specifics”?


67 posted on 11/08/2011 12:39:22 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Conservative_Rob
My real question is, why is the press so up in arms. Aren’t we supposed to embrace homosexuality, and isn’t intergenerational sex supposed to be the next taboo that is to be abolished???

An excellent point. Perhaps they've so saturated the culture with the idea that it isn't homosexual activity when it's a man raping a boy.

68 posted on 11/08/2011 12:39:39 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Pharmboy

More disgusting is the 1998 “caught in the showers with a minor” report that led to him no longer being a direct part of the Penn State program - but still given access to the facilities; thus leading up to the 2002 report - that was also ignored.


69 posted on 11/08/2011 12:39:45 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: EyeGuy

Or not just the specifics of the 2002 ‘caught in the shower with a minor male’ incident - but ALSO the 1998 ‘caught in the shower with a minor male’ incident.

But no, two credible reports of the guy in the shower with the troubled young men he is supposed to be helping - and almost ten years after TWO credible reports - nothing.


70 posted on 11/08/2011 12:43:28 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Conservative_Rob

“My real question is, why is the press so up in arms. “

One of the NWO goals of the press is to knock down anything or anyone that appears good or excellent or noble, in order to demonstrate that Communist slime bags are just as good as us.

That’s Leftist thinking.


71 posted on 11/08/2011 12:45:45 PM PST by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: SoldierDad

ARE YOU KIDDING ME??

One of his coaches comes to him and tells him he caught Sandusky in the shower with underage boys having sex, and all he does is tell his boss, and wash his hands, but he has NOTHING to do with it? JOPA is in this cover up as deep as anyone!

He basically covered his ass legally and then went on to allow this predator to molest children for another 9 years!

He needs GONE, and frankly should be facing jail time for not reporting it to police.

Penn State will be financially bankrupt if Jo Pa isn’t gone and gone quickly, no alumni or endowment is going to send cash their way as long as he is still there. He put not risking destroying a friend over doing what was right.


72 posted on 11/08/2011 12:48:12 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: mojito

Combining these two statements:

1) “It’s pretty clear that by 1998 everyone, including Paterno, knew that Sandusky was a pedophile, and it lead to Sandusky’s “retirement” in 1999.

2)”Even though Sandusky “retired” in 1999, he held “emeritus” status and continued to have an office and full use of the PSU football facilities.

Clearly indicates to me that Paterno et al are fully culpable for whatever occured after 1999.

Of course, maybe I’m missing some....ahem....nuances.


73 posted on 11/08/2011 12:49:48 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: SoldierDad
Why would Paterno need to leave if he had nothing to do with the scandal?

Leaving the scandal aside for the moment -- something that's impossible to do -- there are officials who were trying to get Joe Paterno to retire when his last contract expired. I think Joe beares an enourmous responsibility for what happened, but I can see the university leveraging these events to force Joe out.

74 posted on 11/08/2011 12:50:01 PM PST by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: allmendream
More disgusting is the 1998 “caught in the showers with a minor” report that led to him no longer being a direct part of the Penn State program - but still given access to the facilities; thus leading up to the 2002 report - that was also ignored.

Is that information in the grand jury report?
If not could you provide a link to it?
I've got to leave this thread now. I'm sickened by this whole incident.
But, I'm not ready nor am I willing to throw Joe under the bus until all the facts are out.

75 posted on 11/08/2011 12:50:42 PM PST by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Tallguy

It just makes sense to completely clean house after this.....even possibly shutting down the football program for a year, if need be. That’s how ugly this is.


76 posted on 11/08/2011 12:52:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Tallguy
I think Joe beares an enourmous responsibility for what happened, but I can see the university leveraging these events to force Joe out.

When this is all over, a lot more folks than just JoePa are going to be gone, if not in jail.

77 posted on 11/08/2011 12:52:33 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Ramcat
Me too, but I don't work for the university. If I did, I'd report it to my boss, which he did.

I disagree. Raping a child is a law enforcement issue, not an administrative one.

The guy wasn't a coach when this went down.

Yet he still had that cache that stopped McQuaery from intervening. That's what's most shocking about this whole thing.

78 posted on 11/08/2011 12:53:35 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: trumandogz
The NCAA needs to slap heavy sanctions on Penn State up to and including the Death Penalty.

This might be a little bit outside the NCAA's normal jurisdiction. Just sayin'.

79 posted on 11/08/2011 12:56:33 PM PST by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: 04-Bravo
IF the (28 year old at the time) graduate assistant is telling the truth...

...someone should ask him where HIS genitals were while he stood there and watched a 10 year old boy getting raped by the sick old perv?

Instead his reaction was to run to an office(?) and call his daddy(?)

I know TV/movies, etc. have gone out of their way to deliberately emasculate males in the last 40 years with their agenda/propaganda "programming",...but, WTF?

80 posted on 11/08/2011 12:58:28 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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