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  • Joe Paterno Knew of Sandusky Abuse Allegations as Early as 1976, Insurance Company Claims

    05/06/2016 6:18:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 54 replies ^ | May 6, 2016 | Alex Johnson and Tom Winter
    The late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno knew about sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky as early as 1976, according to an assertion in a Philadelphia court order made public Thursday. The claim emerged in a dispute over who should pay Penn State's share of about $60 million in settlements with 26 men who say Sandusky abused them when they were children — the university or its insurance company. Previously, the abuse was widely thought to have occurred from 1994 through 2008, when Sandusky ran a youth charity called Second Mile. But in the new...
  • Confusion Over Trump's Paterno Remark

    04/14/2016 3:28:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush ^ | April 14, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, this is a sound bite from Trump that has people confused. He was in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is the Steelers. And he's talking about Joe Paterno. Joe Paterno didn't work in Pittsburgh. Joe Paterno worked in the Happy Valley for the Nittany Lions of Penn State. Does Trump not know this? Here's the bite, and I will explain it. TRUMP: I went to school in this state, right? We know that, right? This is the town of the Pittsburgh Steelers, which we love. We do love the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's Steel City, and when I'm president, guess...
  • At Pittsburgh Old Trump Asks How Joe Paterno is Doing

    04/13/2016 8:35:00 PM PDT · by 5thGenTexan · 174 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/13/2016 | Dan Spencer
    While speaking to a crowd and referring to notes in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Trump strangely asked how’s Joe Paterno? And even mentioned bringing him back.
  • Former NCAA Chair Admits to Not Reading Freeh Report Prior to Sanctioning Penn State

    01/15/2015 2:42:52 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 46 replies ^ | 1-15-15 | Ted Hozza
    The NCAA received another serious blow to its credibility today. In court documents filed Thursday in the Paterno lawsuit, Oregon State President and then-NCAA Executive Committee Chairman Ed Ray admitted to not actually reading the Freeh Report — the entire basis for the NCAA sanctions — prior to sanctioning Penn State in 2012. In his testimony in the Paterno Family’s ongoing case, Ray said he was unaware that he needed to prep for anything related to the Freeh Report before the organization’s executive board met to discuss possible sanctions on the University. Instead, Ray spent time in Hawaii where he...
  • NCAA restores Penn State football postseason, scholarships

    09/08/2014 2:07:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies ^ | 9/8/2014
    Due to Penn State University’s significant progress toward ensuring its athletics department functions with integrity, the NCAA Executive Committee on Monday eliminated the school’s postseason ban, effective immediately, and will return the full complement of football scholarships in 2015-16. The committee’s action endorses recommendations released Monday by George Mitchell, the university’s athletics oversight monitor, in his latest report. In addition to the scholarship and postseason participation changes, Mitchell also recommended that if Penn State continues to make impressive progress at the conclusion of the 2015 report, Mitchell’s oversight may conclude substantially earlier than 2017, the date set forth in the...
  • Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, full scholarships for 2015-2016

    09/08/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 85 replies ^ | 9-7-14 | Patrick Schmidt
    The Penn State Nittany Lions are eligible to play in a bowl game this season after the NCAA ruled they are satisfied with the athletic department’s progress in ensuring it functions with integrity. “Penn State’s commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear,” said Northern Arizona President Rita Hartung Cheng via, who chaired Monday’s Executive Committee meeting. “We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchell’s efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made today’s decisions possible.” Penn...
  • Joe Paterno Statue Planned for Downtown

    bronze statue of Joe Paterno seated on a bench is planned for installation outside the Tavern Restaurant in November 2015. The statue, designed by sculptor Zenos Frudakis, is in response to Rodney Erickson’s decision to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from Porter Road in July 2012. “There’s been some level of frustration among Penn Staters with what happened with the statue at the stadium,” Ted Sebastianelli, one of the organizers of the project, said. “We wanted to come up with a way to honor Joe for all that he did for the State College community. It wasn’t just the university he...
  • Jay Paterno Discusses His Race For Lieutenant Governor

    03/10/2014 10:15:28 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    cbspittsburgh ^ | 3/7/2014 | KDKA
    .... Jay Paterno was on the field with his dad as an assistant coach at Penn State. Now he wants to be lieutenant governor. So when he sat down with KDKA political editor Jon Delano for his first TV interview since announcing, the basic question was--why? "Having had a career in education for two decades, education is an issue I fell very passionately about... I felt like a lot of different people talked about doing a lot of different things politically, and I looked at it and thought this is where I can do the most good for the most...
  • Al Clemens Resigns From the [PSU] BoT, Says He Regrets Past Board Decisions

    03/07/2014 8:43:58 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    Onward State ^ | 3-7-14 | Kevin Horne
    Longtime trustee and 1959 Penn State graduate Al Clemens resigned from the Board of Trustees during today’s meeting, citing wrong decisions and failed leadership over the last two years from himself and his colleagues. Clemens was a gubernatorial appointee, first appointed by Governor Tom Ridge in 1995. His term expired in 2012, but in absence of another appointment from Governor Tom Corbett, he has remained a member of the Board for the last two years. Previously outspoken about what he calls the questionable Freeh report, Clemens is also party to the Paterno-NCAA lawsuit aimed at reversing the NCAA sanctions. Here’s...
  • NCAA calls lawsuit 'misdirected' [Paterno family lawsuit should be tossed]

    09/28/2013 8:04:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 67 replies
    ESPN/AP ^ | Sept. 26, 2013
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A lawsuit against the NCAA by the family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others is fatally flawed and should be thrown out, the organization said in a court filing Thursday. The filing in Centre County court said the suit contains "sundry misdirected complaints" and argued that the plaintiffs don't have standing to challenge the consent agreement between the NCAA and Penn State over the child molestation scandal involving ex-assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. "Plaintiffs resort to tortured interpretations of the NCAA bylaws and the case law in an effort to obscure two inescapable facts:...
  • Paterno family vs. NCAA lawsuit illustrates that Happy Valley divide is still very real

    05/30/2013 12:34:33 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05/30/2013 | Dan Wetzel
    The lawyer for the family of the late Joe Paterno announced Wednesday that he plans on suing the NCAA, its president Mark Emmert and its executive committee chairman, Ed Ray. The decision is no surprise – it's been anticipated long before it was announced on Wednesday's edition of "Costas Tonight." The suit's goal is "to redress the NCAA's 100-percent adoption of the Freeh report and the imposition of a binding-consent decree," Wick Sollers, the Paterno family attorney, said on the NBC Sports Network show. In layman's terms, the Paternos aren't pleased that Penn State hired former FBI head Louis Freeh...
  • Indictment of ex-Penn State president reveals disturbing details of how PSU dealt with Sandusky

    11/01/2012 3:48:17 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/1/2012 | Dan Wetzel
    Almost exactly one year after indicting Jerry Sandusky, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, the state’s attorney general, Linda Kelly, both extended and tightened her noose Thursday with bold new criminal charges backed by sickening new information. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was indicted by a grand jury on eight counts of perjury, obstruction and endangering welfare of children after escaping charges a year ago. Additional charges of felony obstruction, conspiracy and endangerment were also filed against both Curley and Schultz, who are still awaiting trial on perjury and failure to report a crime....
  • Jerry Sandusky Shower Victim Comes Forward, Says He Will Sue

    07/26/2012 2:16:52 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/26/12 | COLLEEN CURRY
    The man who was seen being sexually assaulted in the Penn State showers by Jerry Sandusky in 2001 has come forward and identified himself to attorneys, who say that he plans to sue the university. A man claiming to be Victim 2, whom assistant coach Mike McQueary saw being molested in the shower by Sandusky, is being represented by four attorneys, including Joel Feller and Matt Casey of Philadelphia and Justine Andronici and Andrew Shubin of State College, according to a statement released by the attorneys today. The man's name is not being released to the public, but his attorneys...
  • NCAA: Joe Paterno's Gerald R. Ford Award 'taken away' ['JoePa' demoted to 'JoePathetic']

    07/24/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    Centre Daily (State College, PA) ^ | July 23, 2012 | Guy Cipriano
    INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has removed one of the prestigious awards it bestowed on former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. NCAA general counsel and vice president of legal affairs Donald Remy confirmed after today's news conference announcing sanctions against Penn State that it rescinded the Gerald R. Ford Award it gave to Paterno at its convention on Jan. 13, 2011. "The Ford Award will be taken away," Remy said. The award is named in recognition of former president Gerald Ford and honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college athletics throughout their career. Former...
  • Joe Paterno statue taken down

    07/22/2012 10:59:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/22/2012 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed "secure location," Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university's library. Shortly before dawn in State College, Pa., a work crew installed chain-link fences to barricade access to Porter Road outside Beaver Stadium and covered the fence with a blue tarp. The work crew then removed the 7-foot, 900-pound bronze statue by forklift and placed it into the lower level of the stadium. Erickson released his highly sensitive decision...
  • Sources: Joe Paterno's statue stays

    07/14/2012 3:17:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 102 replies
    ESPN ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012
    The embattled members of Penn State's Board of Trustees quietly have decided to leave Joe Paterno's statue standing -- at least for now and, some hope, forever, according to sources with firsthand knowledge of the trustees' private discussions this week. The trustees' reluctance to remove the statue is motivated, in part, by a desire not to offend alumni and students who adore the late coach despite the damning findings of his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse cover-up detailed in the Freeh report, the sources said. Some trustees also said in interviews they want to resist being pressured...
  • Paterno Won Sweeter Deal Even as Scandal Played Out

    In January 2011, Joe Paterno learned prosecutors were investigating his longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for sexually assaulting young boys. Soon, Mr. Paterno had testified before a grand jury, and the rough outlines of what would become a giant scandal had been published in a local newspaper. That same month, Mr. Paterno, the football coach at Penn State, began negotiating with his superiors to amend his contract, with the timing something of a surprise because the contract was not set to expire until the end of 2012, according to university documents and people with knowledge of the discussions. By August,...
  • The Penn State Scandal: The Other Side of the Coin

    07/12/2012 2:27:39 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 22 replies
    7/12/2012 | TexasNative2000
    The report which Penn State commissioned regarding the Jerry Sandusky scandal has been released. The findings of the commission, chaired by former FBI Director Louie Freeh, are a scathing indictment of the processes and procedures used by Penn State to deal with the allegations of sexual molestation by a football coach.Little is revealed in the report which was not already generally known, but the tone and breadth of the reporting was startlingly harsh. No one is immune from criticism ranging from the president of the university all the way down to a janitor who witnessed an episode of sexual molestation...
  • Freeh Report on Penn State and the Sandusky Scandal Released Today

    07/12/2012 6:16:38 AM PDT · by iowamark · 69 replies
    The Freeh Report on PSU ^ | 07/12/2012 | Louis Freeh
    The independent report by Louis Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child sexual abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky, will be available at 9am today. Mr. Freeh’s statement is available now by clicking on the Download the Press Release link below.
  • Paterno, in letter, defended Penn St. football

    07/11/2012 3:02:15 PM PDT · by dead · 34 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 7/11/12 | GENARO C. ARMAS and MARK SCOLFORO
    Joe Paterno defended his football program's integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of a report that could forever mar his legacy. In the letter, written shortly before his death and confirmed as legitimate by his family, Paterno rejected the notion that Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of boys amounted to a ''football scandal'' or in any way tarnished the accomplishments of his players or Penn State's reputation as a whole. The results of Penn State's internal investigation into the Sandusky scandal are set to be released Thursday in a report that should answer many of the troubling...
  • Uncovered e-mails close book on (Penn State football coach Joe) Paterno's legacy

    07/01/2012 4:27:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 30, 2012 | Scott Ostler
    The Penn State horror story has taken a twist for the sicker. And Joe Paterno's legacy is now more clearly defined. E-mails have been uncovered by NBC. Three scared sheep - Penn State's president, vice president and athletic director - were going to alert the real authorities to the possible misdeeds of Jerry Sandusky, until the athletic director spoke with Paterno and persuaded the other two Sheep not to be so rash. Subsequently, at least four more young boys were molested by Sandusky. Paterno apparently persuaded the group to go easy on old Jerry. The athletic director, Tim Curley, e-mailed...
  • Joe Paterno Reportedly Played Major Role in Penn State Cover-Up

    06/30/2012 9:25:17 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 46 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 6/30/12 | Connor Simpson
    CNN have reportedly been informed of the contents of emails between top Penn State officials that allege a cover-up of a 2001 incident involving Jerry Sandusky, and the messages seem to implicate that it was Joe Paterno's idea to not report Sandusky
  • Jerry Sandusky Found GUILTY of Molesting Children

    06/22/2012 7:10:38 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 208 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/22/12 | Aurelius
    Jerry Sandusky, the former Assistant Coach for Penn State, was found guilty today of molesting children. The high-profile began last year when almost a dozen people came out, revealing that Sandusky has molested them, which then resulted in the firing of Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky was found guilty of at least some of the almost 50 that were levied against him. The jurors deliberated for two days, starting yesterday. Sandusky leaving court earlier today Sandusky's stepson also stated yesterday that his father had abused him. However, jurors were not aware of this as they were sequestered. Sandusky...
  • Report: Paternos turned away offer

    04/22/2012 7:05:12 AM PDT · by Third Person · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 22nd, 2012 | ESPN News Services
    Penn State officials, in an attempt to get the family of Joe Paterno to sign away its right to sue the school, offered to rename Beaver Stadium after the late coach, The Patriot-News has reported, citing a source close to the family. But the family said no. Paterno had never been keen on the stadium bearing his name, an idea that "has always been a fan-driven matter. It was never important to Joe," the source told the Harrisburg, Pa., newspaper. Joe Paterno had never been keen on Penn State's stadium bearing his name, an idea that "has always been a...
  • In 1998, Gingrich sought advice from Penn State coach Joe Paterno (Video)

    02/02/2012 11:32:02 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 25 replies
    TheDC ^ | February 2, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Nearly 14 years ago in an appearance on “The Charlie Rose Show,” former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich revealed that he had sought advice from Pennsylvania State University coach Joe Paterno while at the helm of the U.S. House of Representatives. “I’ve talked to Joe Paterno at Penn State a couple of times and said, ‘Alright, I’m not getting this thing done right. What would you change?’ He gave me very good advice about how he coaches and how he brings along his assistant coaches and how he deals with the players. He said, ‘First of all, you’ve got...
  • They Killed Him

    01/30/2012 5:00:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 142 replies ^ | January 30, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    January 22nd was a sad day in America. A pitiful and depressing episode that confirms how a lawyer-controlled and weak-kneed society, ended with the tragic death of Joe Paterno. As sure as day turns into night, the actions taken last November by the Board of Trustees of Penn State University were responsible for the premature death of this great man. I grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, next door to Paterno’s domain: Pennsylvania. My father graduated from Ohio State, and I was – and still am – a born-and-bred Buckeye fan. I clearly remember the emergence of Joe Pa at...
  • Conflicting reports on Paterno's health situation tonight

    01/21/2012 6:17:39 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    The Allentown Morning Call reported on Twitter at 8:50 p.m. that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died tonight at the age of 85. The newspaper said football players received an email confirming the former coach's death.
  • Joe Paterno: 1926-2012

    01/21/2012 6:17:04 PM PST · by NittanyLion · 29 replies
    01-20-12 | Self
    Joe Paterno has died at the age of 85
  • Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dies From Lung Cancer

    01/21/2012 6:17:03 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Cleveland ^ | 1/21/12
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBS Cleveland/AP) — Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno died Saturday night from lung cancer at the age of 85, Onward State, the student-run university website, reports. The winningest major college football coach of all time, Paterno was diagnosed shortly after Penn State’s Board of Trustees ousted him Nov. 9 in the aftermath of the child sex abuse charges against former assistant Jerry Sandusky. Paterno was getting treatment since, and his health problems worsened when he broke his pelvis — an injury that first cropped up when he was accidentally hit in preseason practice last...
  • Update: Reports of Joe Paterno's death refuted by family

    01/21/2012 6:15:31 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | January 21,2012 | Adam Jacobi
    Joe Paterno, the man who for decades was synonymous with Penn State football and was known by the college football world as just "JoePa", has died. Paterno, 85, had been receiving chemotherapy as part of his treatment for lung cancer, and complications from that treatment claimed the longtime Penn State coach's life on Saturday. Paterno was the head coach of Penn State for 46 seasons before being fired in November as his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal came under greater scrutiny. Combined with the time he spent as an assistant, Paterno spent a total of 61...
  • Joe Paterno's condition 'serious'

    Joe Paterno, Division I's all-time winningest coach who was fired by Penn State in November, has experienced further complications from treatment from lung cancer and is in "serious" condition, a family spokesman said in a statement Saturday. "Over the last few days Joe Paterno has experienced further health complications," a Paterno family spokesman said Saturday. "His doctors have now characterized his status as serious. His family will have no comment on the situation and asks that their privacy be respected during this difficult time." The 85-year old Paterno has been battling lung cancer. A source told The Citizens' Voice on...
  • Penn State's Joe Paterno is gravely ill and nearing death, as his family rushes to his side

    01/21/2012 3:58:56 PM PST · by Dysart · 144 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1-20-2012
    Legendary former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is gravely ill and his family is rushing to State College to be by his side, his family has confirmed According to Onward State, Paterno was taken off of a respirator earlier today. However, the Paterno family has not confirmed that report.Facebook and Twitter are flooded with students and fans saying that they are praying for Joe and for the Paterno family. “Over the last few days Joe Paterno has experienced further health complications,” spokesman Dan McGinn said in a brief statement Saturday to The Associated Press. “His doctors have now characterized...
  • Trustees discuss Joe Paterno's firing

    01/19/2012 2:46:13 PM PST · by Scoutmaster · 25 replies news services ^ | January 19, 2012 | None listed
    NEW YORK -- Penn State's trustees agonized over the future of legendary football coach Joe Paterno but ultimately decided to fire the Hall of Famer in part over what they said was his failure to go to authorities with a report of alleged sexual assault of a child by an assistant coach nearly a decade ago, according to a report published Thursday in The New York Times. Some of the 13 trustees interviewed by The Times said they were also troubled when Paterno greeted fans and supporters on his front lawn -- and leading them in school cheers -- just...
  • How could any Roman Catholic such as Joe Paterno not have heard of "rape and a man"?

    01/17/2012 12:37:52 AM PST · by John Roco · 27 replies ^ | January 16, 2012 | David Jones
    By now, you've likely seen the interview with Joe Paterno printed in Sunday's Washington Post and conducted by their terrific and much-decorated writer Sally Jenkins. In it, she asks the former Penn State coach about his response to Mike McQueary's March 2002 report to him of alleged indecent activity involving Jerry Sandusky and a boy in a Lasch Building shower. This is the part of Jenkins' story that jumped out at me: He reiterated that McQueary was unclear with him about the nature of what he saw — and added that even if McQueary had been more graphic, he’s not...
  • Why Joe Had To Go (The Daily Big Ten)/Joe Paterno

    01/16/2012 7:45:05 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 51 replies
    Daily Big Ten ^ | January 16, 2012 | None Stated
    Why didnÂ’t Joe Paterno do more? CouldnÂ’t he have stopped Jerry Sandusky? Did he deserve to be fired? Those are questions that have surrounded the Penn State coach for more than two months, ever since he was dismissed over the telephone after 61 years in State College. Based on comments here and his first media interview published this weekend, there seem to be three themes at the center of any defense of Paterno: 1. He did everything he was obligated to do; 2. You donÂ’t know what you would have done in his situation; and 3. Joe wasnÂ’t in charge,...
  • Santorum And Sandusky (MEGA BARF - be on the lookout for this one)

    01/02/2012 6:20:12 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    Another audience member questioned the candidate about Santorum awarding former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with the Angels in Adoption Award. Santorum explained that he lacked knowledge of the situation at the time and noted that the award has since been withdrawn. In response to his explanation, the audience member asked, "So we shouldn't trust Obama with our kids, but we can trust you?"
  • Child Rape Deserves the Ultimate Punishment

    11/22/2011 6:24:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 22, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    Child rape is an unforgivable offense and should be severely punished. It should be a capital crime. Unfortunately and unwisely, the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 struck down a Louisiana law that provided for the death penalty in cases of child rape. Part of the court's rationale was that only a few states had such laws at the time, and they saw no national consensus even though there were several proposed laws in additional states and the movement was growing. I am calling on Congress to pass bipartisan legislation against this horrific crime without delay. The Federal Death Penalty Act...
  • Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, got a 16-year- old client pregnant and later married her

    11/19/2011 6:06:19 AM PST · by iowamark · 24 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 11/15/2011 | Teri Thompson, Michael O'keeffe & Kevin Armstrong
    Joe Amendola, the State College, Pa., attorney representing accused child molester Jerry Sandusky, has an interesting back story himself: He got a teen-age client pregnant during the mid-1990s. Amendola, 63, married the girl several years after the birth of their child, The Daily reported Monday night, citing documents filed at the Centre County, Pa., courthouse. Amendola represented a 16-year-old girl then known as Mary Iavasile when she filed an emancipation petition in September 1996. The emancipation petition said the girl had graduated from high school in two years with a 3.69 GPA and held a fulltime job at Amendola's law...
  • Paterno has lung cancer

    11/18/2011 4:11:10 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 81 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2011 | Don Surber
    From the Associated Press reported: “Scott Paterno said in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative on Friday that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that ‘his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery. As everyone can appreciate, this is a deeply personal matter for my parents, and we simply ask that his privacy be respected as he proceeds with treatment,’ Scott Paterno said in a brief statement.” Obviously the hearts of all Americans go out to Joe Paterno and his family. This is another twist in an increasingly sad story of...
  • Joe Paterno has lung cancer, son says

    11/18/2011 1:47:43 PM PST · by massmike · 37 replies ^ | 11/18/2011 | Associated Press
    Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has a treatable form of lung cancer, according to his son. Scott Paterno said in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative on Friday that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that "his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery." "As everyone can appreciate, this is a deeply personal matter for my parents, and we simply ask that his privacy be respected as he proceeds with treatment," Scott Paterno said in a brief statement. Scott Paterno said the diagnosis was made during a follow-up visit last...
  • Inquiry Grew Into Concerns of a Cover-Up (Sandusky Case: New Details Emerge)

    11/17/2011 12:13:11 PM PST · by mojito · 34 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jo Becker
    A critical break in the investigation of Jerry Sandusky came via a posting on the Internet: a random mention that a Penn State football coach, years before, might have seen something ugly, but kept silent. Investigators with the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office had by 2010 already come to the conclusion that Sandusky, the longtime defensive coordinator for Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions, was a serial molester, according to two people with knowledge of the case. But what had started with a complaint of sexual assault from a high school freshman had grown to include another matter altogether: whether Penn State had...
  • A Former Penn State Assistant And Survivor Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Blasts Joe Paterno

    Matt Paknis (who writes more on his blog here), a former Graduate Assistant under Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky in the late 1980′s, joined WFAN in New York to talk about his connection with Paterno, Sandusky and the Penn State program, what his relationship with Sandusky was like during his time as a graduate assistant in the late 1980s, if he remembers seeing or being suspicious of Sandusky behaving inappropriately around kids, how much contact he had with Paterno as a GA, his assessment of Paterno and Sandusky's relationship back then, why he thinks there's no way that a man...
  • Sandusky-Joe Paterno-Penn State,Catholic Church, and H.R.1681 "Every Child Deserves a Family Act"

    11/16/2011 11:54:29 PM PST · by John Roco · 3 replies
    Saint Damien Advocates ^ | 11/16/2011 | John Roco
    The Shared Realm: Sandusky-Joe Paterno-Penn State, the Catholic Church, and H.R. 1681 "Every Child Deserves a Family Act" by John Roco 11/16/2011 7:40 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time The most unqualified failure in American culture is failure to recognize impending disaster. Examples such as, the housing crisis that lead to the economic downturn, or even 9/11 with warnings of terrorists learning to fly jet liners, figure in to our national persona, our Achilles heal. The culture of the Catholic church in a prior day and age is so similar to what happened at Penn State, that Bishop Dolan, president of the...
  • Penn Police: McQueary Never Told Us Jack [Sandusky]

    11/16/2011 5:14:30 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 54 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/16/11 | Staff
    Mike McQueary never once went to the Penn State campus police OR the State College PD after witnessing Jerry Sandusky allegedly rape a 10-year-old boy in 2002 -- this according to reps for both departments. According to CBS, neither police bureau has any record of being contacted by Mike McQueary -- despite recent claims McQueary made in an email ... "I did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police."
  • Penn State vs. Mark Foley: Predators of power

    11/16/2011 11:01:13 AM PST · by Jacvin · 26 replies ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jack Furnari
    Like most Americans, I'm infuriated at the child abuse scandal unfolding at Penn State. But unlike many other Americans, I'm not shocked, because as a Republican operative in Palm Beach County, I had an uncomfortable seat on the front lines of the Mark Foley page scandal. In both scandals, power trumped truth. Foley was always rumored to like young men. But there was also ample evidence, which is in everyone's best interests to deny now, that people from both sides of the aisle knew about Foley's predatory behavior well before his messages to pages became public. And the same is...
  • Paterno Turns Home Over to Wife for $1

    11/15/2011 7:31:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | Nov.15, 2011 | MARK VIERA and PETE THAMEL
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno transferred full ownership of his house to his wife, Sue, for $1 in July, less than four months before a sexual abuse scandal engulfed his Penn State football program and the university. Documents filed in Centre County, Pa., show that on July 21, Paterno’s house near campus was turned over to “Suzanne P. Paterno, trustee” for a dollar plus “love and affection.” The couple had previously held joint ownership of the house, which they bought in 1969 for $58,000. According to documents filed with the county, the house’s fair-market value was listed at $594,484.40....
  • Don't Be a Paterno: When a Child is Abused, Here's What to Do

    11/15/2011 6:21:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 15, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    Penn State football coach Joe Paterno released a statement on Wednesday in which he said, "With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more." How lame is that, Coach? Would you have accepted that excuse from one of your players? "With the benefit of hindsight, Coach, I wish I had run the route we rehearsed a thousand times in practice." See how stupid that sounds? It doesn't take "hindsight" to know that when some monster is raping children in your locker room, you call the police. Coach, you knew back in 2002 that Jerry Sandusky had anally raped...
  • If JoePa had run PSU as abuse reports handled, fans would've screamed for head [Vanity Analogy IV]

    11/14/2011 5:51:11 AM PST · by Colofornian · 26 replies
    Colofornian (Vanity Wrap-Up) | Nov. 14, 2011 | Colofornian
    I guess this is one of the things that "gets me" about ex-Penn State coach Joe Paterno's apologists is that they seem to think Paterno... ...knows about the no-huddle urgency involved on the part of his offense when his team his down late in the game; but when it comes to offenses (as in criminal offenses) late in the night where children are at risk, they suddenly defend a Paterno who takes the time to do all these weekend huddles and who shows no urgency to either report the crime to his superiors (24 hours) or to authorities (never...til subpoenaed)....
  • New article by Paternos biographer

    11/13/2011 3:56:12 PM PST · by cmwy · 38 replies
    How we can be so open minded on so many topics yet the Penn State story turns many into closed minds with pitchforks. Perhaps they turn out right but none have any facts.
  • How Many Victims of Penn State Homosexual Predator Jerry Sandusky Will Think They are ‘Gay’?

    11/13/2011 6:04:45 AM PST · by Diago · 251 replies · 1+ views
    Americans For Truth About Homosexuality ^ | November 10, 2011 | Peter LaBarbera
    News Release Americans For Truth About HomosexualityNovember 10, 2011; Contact: Peter LaBarbera: americansfortruth@gmail.comCHICAGO—The discovery that former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been molesting boys as young as 10 years old – and that university officials including head coach Joe Paterno did not do more to apprehend this predator – has shocked America. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), said the scandal exposes the continuing problem of homosexual predators in society. He offers the following observations related to the PSU scandal: Many openly homosexual (“gay”) men, like CNN anchor Don Lemon, were molested as...