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Ex-PSU Grad Assistant Matt Paknis On WFAN: Paterno Knows Everything
CBS New York ^ | 16 Nov 11 | unattributed

Posted on 11/16/2011 11:51:29 AM PST by LSUfan

A former child-abuse victim himself, former football grad assistant Matt Paknis believes Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky’s alleged sexual abuse against children years ago.

Paknis joined WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Tuesday to talk about his time at Penn State.

Paknis was a graduate assistant on the Nittany Lions football staff in 1987 and 1988. He says Sandusky exhibited questionable behavior towards the players back then.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: paterno; pedstate; pennstate; psu; sandusky
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To: Neverforget01
Amazing how the word 'lynch' gets used on a conservative website, a word the Left, likes to throw around.

The ones who are responsible for the condition that Penn State is in is the Administration and the coaching staff, they did this to the students.

Penn State needs to face reality, that their presence as a football team with most of those same coaches who were on the staff when Sandusky was and after, are simply telling the public, WE ARE PENN STATE and you can't do anything about it.

Well, we will see what the American People will do with a university that protects pedophiles and it won't be 'lynching' it will be justice, a justice that Penn State, refused to administer because it was too interested in winning football games.

51 posted on 11/16/2011 2:03:42 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Tallguy
30years ago?

Very odd indeed.

52 posted on 11/16/2011 2:04:38 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: bjorn14
A mother of a boy came forward about 3 years ago and SHTF.

I see. So then someone let Joe P. know all hell was going to break loose, and he transferred his half mil house to his wife last summer.

Thanks for helping me catch up.

53 posted on 11/16/2011 2:08:31 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

PSU coaching staff is very small and relies heavily on Grad Assts. Seems like other universities football coaching staffs are much, much larger.


54 posted on 11/16/2011 2:17:44 PM PST by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: fortheDeclaration
So who are you looking for "justice" from, Sandusky, Penn State admin or the 40,000 kids who never heard of the guy who retired 12 years ago? Who knows, maybe you just hate college football. Seems the kids on the team now had nothing to do with any of this but hang 'em anyway!

Kind of like blaming a parish for a bad priest. Doesn't make any sense.

55 posted on 11/16/2011 2:44:08 PM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: maggief

Yep. Like we found the other day...Paterno knew something all along...how could he not???? And he is connected to others who knew....etc...


56 posted on 11/16/2011 3:32:58 PM PST by BossLady
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To: BossLady
Just saw this....

Sandusky lives near an elementary school

Right behind his back yard.

57 posted on 11/16/2011 3:37:56 PM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: mewzilla
Coincidence????

Hopefully his new residence will be the OTHER pen.....

58 posted on 11/16/2011 3:46:53 PM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: BossLady

I’m wondering how long Sandusky has lived there, with an elementary school right behind his house. If anyone at PSU knew where Sandusky lived and if so, why they still remained quiet. How in HADES can Sandusky be out on bail when he lives right next to an elementary school?!


59 posted on 11/16/2011 3:54:29 PM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: mewzilla

Out on bail with no circumstances....ugh!


60 posted on 11/16/2011 4:09:28 PM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: Neverforget01
Seems the kids on the team now had nothing to do with any of this but hang 'em anyway!

No, just let them transfer to other schools.

61 posted on 11/16/2011 4:10:39 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: maggief; abb; mewzilla
I do not know if this has been mentioned but there was a Law and Order: SVU episode called 'Personal Fouls' about a HS basketball coach that had a charity and sexually abused the boys. Season 13 Epi 2. I had the thought at the time...hmmmm...wonder who this is about since they do so many 'ripped from the headlines' (but slightly altered) shows. When the Sandusky scandal surfaced....it came to me that obviously, SVU producers got the info from earlier this year because a script had to be written and then the episode shot. I wonder if they got the idea from the April Mark Madden article?

FYI - When you click on the title on the SVU website....the episode won't play....

62 posted on 11/16/2011 4:26:57 PM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: RexBeach
Or, 'The Sick Plot'

Which in this case, is 100% true.

63 posted on 11/16/2011 4:29:07 PM PST by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: LSUfan

Maybe this is just stating the obvious but I think PSU is guilty as hell and from top to bottom. The reason why I think that is McQueary. He testified under oath to the GJ what he saw and then told Paterno about it. If McQueary made the whole thing up he’s

- Liable for perjury.
- Has screwed his chance of ever working anywhere ever again.
- Betrayed a close friend of his father’s as well as all his superiors at PSU.

And why would he do all that? As far as we know he’s standing by his testimony.

In the Duke Lacrosse case it was the victim herself, who was mentally unbalanced and had a criminal record as long as your arm (and is currently in the pokey for murder) that was the only one saying something happened. She had means, motive and opportunity to make something up.

McQueary on the other hand had every motive to keep his yap shut but he didn’t. Say what you want about him not having the testicular fortitude to stop the rape - that’s fine. But to believe that he made everything up - that’s asking a lot.


64 posted on 11/16/2011 4:45:28 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: fortheDeclaration
“The interim coach has been there for 30 years!”

There you have it, and chances are he knew also. Penn State found themselves in an insulated, Paterno worshiping cult of personality.

That whole thing last Saturday was a huge PR exercise. Kneeling on the field, moment of silence for the victums, what a load of crap. It was orchestrated to show a national audience “look at how contrite and concerned we are, we really, really care, see...” It was a PR stunt to get sympathy for and to launch a re-worship of Paterno. What a total load of BS.

65 posted on 11/16/2011 4:47:10 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

In the Duke Lacrosse Frame, not only did you have a lying accuser, but you also had a District Attorney, University Administration, and the Durham Police Department that conspired in an attempted lynching.


66 posted on 11/16/2011 4:52:06 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: Neverforget01

“Seems the kids on the team now had nothing to do with any of this....”

Yeah, I get your point but the fact remains, they carry the Penn State brand, and if you think that the current football team will get a pass, you are living in a dream world.

The thing to do is to let the freshmen, sophmores and juniors transfer, kill the football program for a couple of years, fire the whole stinking staff, bring in a “name” coach and start over.


67 posted on 11/16/2011 4:52:17 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: alarm rider

Sorry, any injustice to the players, pales in comparison to the injustice done to those kids.


68 posted on 11/16/2011 4:53:28 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: abb

True enough - but there was only one witness and that witness had severe credibility problems. Here there really are multiple witnesses and if you take McQueary - I think he had way more reasons to deny or to coverup than he did to say what he said. Which to me says that this is NOT the Duke Lacrosse case.


69 posted on 11/16/2011 4:55:14 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

K. C. Johnson, one of the foremost authorities on the DukeLax Frame wrote this about the differences.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/2011/11/duke-penn-state.html
Monday, November 14, 2011
Duke & Penn State


70 posted on 11/16/2011 4:58:51 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: abb

Nice link and thanks for that - but to be clear - Johnson is contrasting the response in each case *by the university* and the longterm effects *on the university*. My comments are more along the lines of why one was a Kangaroo court up against 3 innocent lacrosse players while the other looks (from where I sit) to be a carefully considered indictment backed up my various and credible evidence that I think will hold up over time.


71 posted on 11/16/2011 5:03:45 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I agree. The Penn State looks like the real deal. And the coverup will be the biggest scandal of all.


72 posted on 11/16/2011 5:11:36 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: alarm rider
Kill the football program to punish whom: the coaches who are already gone - actually Sandusky has been gone for a decade? Or punish the President-he’s gone too. Not quite sure how punishing the students makes any sense at all.
73 posted on 11/16/2011 5:15:32 PM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: safeasthebanks
If Sandusky is a lisping fag, then the pwot twikens!
74 posted on 11/16/2011 5:19:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Neverforget01
The students, less the seniors who are on the football team deserve an open transfer. The football program is indirectly responsible, via Paterno, his minions, etc. for the current mess.

Like it or not, the current football team, (the entire current program) falls under collateral damage. They carry the brand, innocent and all and that is not a stigma that they can overcome, no matter what good intentions. Call it bad luck, whatever but a new start must be made. There is nothing that the current team can do, say or think that will change the perception. Hard, but there you are.

75 posted on 11/16/2011 5:42:08 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: alarm rider
We can agree to disagree. Most fair minded people recognize these students aren't to blame and a clean start at the top is being made. No way reasonable people think the kids on the field are responsible for what a decade ago retired coach did.
76 posted on 11/16/2011 5:55:48 PM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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77 posted on 11/16/2011 5:56:39 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Neverforget01

Nobody “thinks” that the “kids” on the field are responsible, but perception is real. As noted, at this point they are Penn State, they represent Penn State, and while you and I might understand the difference, that is an albatross they will carry forever. Who in their right mind as a football player wants to stay at Penn State now?

We know that even the prospects are running away as fast as they can, and nobody with an ounce of sense wants to be associated if they can opt out.


78 posted on 11/16/2011 6:36:16 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: Semper911

When was JoePa called to testify before the grand jury? Last summer, wasn’t it?


79 posted on 11/16/2011 6:36:39 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Semper911

and he testified to the Grand Jury about a year ago.


80 posted on 11/17/2011 8:26:31 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: All

If anyone else needs a history/timeline of this investigation, I found this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2808848/posts


81 posted on 11/17/2011 8:50:33 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: NRG1973

“I predict that this case is going to become a new version of the Kennedy Assassination controversy...”

You do realize you’re predicting its tentacles then reach at least to Capitol Hill...if not the Oval Office?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/love-lost-obamas-personal-assistant-reggie-love-quitting/

look at the dates...


82 posted on 11/17/2011 8:57:34 AM PST by mo
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To: SpringtoLiberty
Won’t be long till we get actual proof that 2nd mile/sandusky was pimping boys for donations.

Weird how that aspect of the scandal has sort of dried up already.

83 posted on 11/17/2011 5:21:06 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl
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To: fortheDeclaration

Greg Schiano, Rutgers.


84 posted on 11/18/2011 7:47:09 AM PST by Gee Wally
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To: Gee Wally
He left in 95.

Any since 1999 when Sandusky resigned?

85 posted on 11/18/2011 2:56:08 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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