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To: JennysCool
There was a grand jury investigation, and the report was released. Just based on the testimony of Paterno (he admits he knew, and didn't call the police, he only reported it to the athletic director), it is more than enough to justify his firing, the death penalty for their football program, and decimation of his reputation.

Obviously possible criminal charges go through the typical slow process, but there is plenty to angry about now.

19 posted on 11/09/2011 11:17:42 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: MrShoop

Joe won’t last that long, I predict he’ll be dead within the year, this was his life....without it, he won’t last.


20 posted on 11/09/2011 11:19:55 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: MrShoop

I’m old fashioned enough to believe the perp should be found guilty before you start taking action against the perp’s alleged enablers. This case hasn’t even come to trial. Why the rush to oust Paterno? You DO realize booting Joe and the Prez plays right into Sandusky’s defense by prejudging his guilt? Even a rookie defense attorney could look at this action as prejudicial to his client. What were these hysterical board members thinking?


29 posted on 11/09/2011 11:45:27 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: MrShoop; JennysCool
Just based on the testimony of Paterno (he admits he knew, and didn't call the police, he only reported it to the athletic director), it is more than enough to justify his firing,,,

At many colleges and universities report to their own chain of command.

Our daughter worked at a women's dorm at night. Her instructions were "to report to campus security, do not call the police". This included any and all assaults. She severed ties to her alma mater, no mail forwarded plus she does want them to have her current address or phone numbers.

Academia has their own chain of command. Not making excuses for Joe, but if it happens on campus it stays on campus.

30 posted on 11/09/2011 11:48:10 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: MrShoop

You left out Paterno reported it the VP in charge of campus security at the same time he reported it to the AD....The VP is directly in charge of the Campus Police force that has over 80 sworn law enforcement officers....

Paterno didn’t witness anything but got a report from a graduate student.

Supposedly the AD and VP/Police investigated and nothing became of it....

Was Paterno to launch his own independant investigation?

I’m not a Paterno or Penn State fan but didn’t the guy do the right thing based on those facts....Would you believe the graduate student or the administration/Campus Police?

The other coach was a close friend known to Paterno for years, if you had a close friend that never exhibit deviant behavior and you received a single report from a graduate student, and you then reported that behavior to the authorities with the result they reported nothing happened.

Would you go on a crusade or consider it a resolved issue? Hindsight is 20/20...At the time with the facts then he probably considered the report BS but did the right thing and reported it...

The question is why didn’t the graduate student who directly saw it go to the police but instead went to Paterno???

My point is everyone on FR is quick to hang Paterno but it appears with the facts available at the time he did the right thing....

Time will bring out all the facts....


63 posted on 11/10/2011 3:05:21 AM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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