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  • 4 Penn State players arrested in "egg throwing" incident

    11/01/2014 6:38:51 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 55 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 10-31-14 | Sam Cooper
    Oh, those crazy college kids. Four Penn State players were arrested Thursday night – mischief night – for an “egg throwing situation,” according to Onward State. The four players, tight end Brent Wilkerson, safety Anthony Smith, center Wendy Laurent and defensive end Garrett Sickels, were all charged with criminal mischief for throwing eggs at Beaver Hall, an on-campus residence hall. Discipline from head coach James Franklin could be on the way. “We are aware of the egg throwing situation that occurred Thursday evening and will determine the appropriate measures for the four squad members involved,” Franklin said in statement. The...
  • Jimmy Cefalo: Paterno's Legacy Far Exceeds Football Victories

    10/05/2014 12:43:21 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 140 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-27-12 | Jim Cefalo
    With all the recent court decisions siding in JVP's favor, I felt it a good time to boil this down to the bare truth. Cef gives it to you here if you want to listen.
  • Penn State to hire Eric Barron as new president

    02/14/2014 3:51:13 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 2-14-14 | Mike Dawson
    The next president of Penn State will be a familiar face on campus here — Florida State President Eric Barron, a source confirmed Friday. Barron, a 20-year faculty member and a former dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been chosen to be Penn State’s 18th president. Penn State’s board of trustees will vote to hire Barron during a special board of trustees meeting at noon Monday at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The board’s compensation committee also must approve his contract. Barron will succeed Rodney Erickson, who delayed retiring and opted to lead the university...
  • Penn State takes 20.5-point lead into finals (NCAA Wrestling)

    03/22/2013 7:47:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    Evening Sun ^ | 3-22-13 | Luke Merideth
    DES MOINES, Iowa—Penn State has all but clinched a third straight national title. All that's left for the powerhouse Nittany Lions is for David Taylor to defend the title that Cornell's Kyle Dake has worked so hard to take. Penn State had 114.5 points and a commanding 20.5-point lead over Oklahoma State heading into Saturday's finals of the NCAA championships. Minnesota is third in the team race with 86 points, followed by Iowa with 68. The Nittany Lions also have five wrestlers set to compete for a title, including a surging Taylor. He and Dake—who is one win away from...
  • Penn State extends lead, Dake, Taylor cruise to quarters (NCAA Wrestling Championships)

    03/22/2013 7:43:44 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    Intermat ^ | 3-21-13 | Andrew Hipps
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two-time defending national champion Penn State extended its lead at Session II of the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships after four Nittany Lion wrestlers from 157 pounds through 184 pounds earned bonus points in their second-round matches. Penn State has six quarterfinalists and sits 3.5 points in front of second-place Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have seven quarterfinalists, which is more than any other school, and have all ten wrestlers alive heading into Friday's competition. Minnesota remained in third place in the team standings, five points behind Oklahoma State, despite a tough second round that saw...
  • Penn State trustees file appeal

    08/06/2012 5:57:20 PM PDT · by Third Person · 135 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 6th, 2012 | Don Van Natta
    A Penn State board of trustee member filed an appeal Monday afternoon with the NCAA over sanctions levied against the university after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. Three other trustees joined the appeal, which states that the consent decree university president Rodney Erickson signed with the NCAA agreeing to the sanctions is "null and void" because Erickson "lacked the legal authority" to enter into such an agreement without the board's approval. Trustees and a person with first-hand knowledge of the discussions said the move is a precursor to a federal lawsuit asking a judge to invalidate the sanctions, because...
  • PSU trustee intends to appeal to NCAA sanctions

    08/06/2012 3:50:31 PM PDT · by safetysign · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 08/06/2012 | staff
    A Penn State trustee has told the NCAA that he intends to appeal college sports governing body's strict sanctions on the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
  • Despite talk after Sandusky scandal, Penn State athletic machine churns on

    08/05/2012 4:08:13 PM PDT · by randita · 25 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/5/12 | Frank Fitzpatrick
    Despite talk after Sandusky scandal, Penn State athletic machine churns on By Frank Fitzpatrick Inquirer Staff Writer An artist's rendering of the Pegula Ice Arena, which will open at Penn State next year. The arena is being built, at a cost of $102 million, mostly through a single donation. On July 23, as grim Penn State athletics employees watched NCAA president Mark Emmert cite their football program as an example of college sports' worst excesses, workers across the street were busy constructing a $102 million hockey arena set to open next year. Visible all around University Park that morning were...
  • Former Pennsylvania psychologist says he reported child molestation, lost license (1986)

    07/30/2012 7:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-30-2012 | Michael Volpe
    Jim Singer, formerly a psychologist working in Pennsylvania, said that he reported a case of child molestation in 1986 to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services agency, and not only was his report ignored, but soon after, in retaliation, the Pennsylvania Psychology Board prosecuted Singer and eventually removed his license to practice psychology. As the aftermath of the Penn State University molestation scandal unfolds, most observers believe that if the proper authorities had been alerted to the crimes much earlier, many children could have been saved. That’s not always the case, says Singer. Speaking exclusively with The Daily Caller, Singer said that...
  • Penn State football slammed with NCAA sanctions

    07/23/2012 10:50:35 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 176 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 23, 2012, 11:30 AM ET | Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Penn State football was all but leveled Monday by an NCAA ruling that wiped away 14 years of coach Joe Paterno's victories and imposed a mountain of fines and penalties, crippling a program whose pedophile assistant coach spent uncounted years molesting children, sometimes on university property. The sanctions by the governing body of college sports, which capped eight months of turmoil on the central Pennsylvania campus, stopped short of delivering the "death penalty" of shutting down the sport. But the NCAA hit Penn State with $60 million in fines, ordered it out of the postseason for four years,...
  • Penn State Football: DE recruit Webb decommits from Penn State [Others to follow?]

    07/22/2012 6:41:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    Centre Daily (State College, PA) ^ | July 21, 2012 | Travis Johnson
    UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2013 recruiting class lost one of its commitments on Saturday. New Jersey defensive lineman Greg Webb withdrew his oral pledge to attend Penn State in favor of North Carolina. UNC recruiting sites reported Friday that Webb had reopened his recruiting and planned to visit the Tar Heels’ Chapel Hill campus on Saturday. Webb — a 6-foot-1, 295-pound defensive tackle at Timber Creek High School in Sicklerville, N.J. — indeed visited UNC and committed when his high school teammate Dajuan Drennon also committed to the Tar Heels. A four-star recruit by standards, Webb was one...
  • Scandal at Penn State Poses Tough Choices for N.C.A.A.

    07/14/2012 3:50:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012 | TIM ROHAN
    In N.C.A.A. parlance, “lack of institutional control” is a hazy, almost undefinable term. It is also the organization’s ultimate admonishment, the phrase it utters before handing down its most severe penalties. Now, in light of the child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State, there is some question about whether those nebulous words will be used by the N.C.A.A. to impose serious sanctions on the Nittany Lions football program, perhaps even forcing the team to shut down for a time, the so-called death penalty.
  • Jerry Sandusky's book, 'Touched,' helped police investigation into alleged sex crimes

    01/08/2012 6:54:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Penn Live ^ | 1/08/12 | SARA GANIM
    Jerry Sandusky's book, 'Touched,' helped police investigation into alleged sex crimesBy SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News Published: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 12:01 AM The investigation of Jerry Sandusky took three years. And it took Sandusky himself — through the pages of his autobiography, “Touched” — to help police find Victims 3, 4, 5 and 7. At the end of 2009, police had spent almost a year trying to corroborate claims by a single boy — a 17-year-old Clinton County teen later known as Victim 1 — who had alleged years of sexual abuse by Penn State’s legendary defensive coach. Only one...
  • JoePa Knew: In his Own Words

    12/17/2011 5:34:27 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 28 replies ^ | december 16,2011 | matt hinton
    He knew, in his own words from the grand jury: In the testimony, Paterno said he "knew inappropriate action was taken by Jerry Sandusky with a youngster" after a meeting with then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary, who allegedly saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in a locker room shower the previous night, but did not inform police and waited at least a day to inform his boss, athletic director Tim Curley, because he "didn't want to interfere with their weekends."
  • First lawsuit filed vs. Jerry Sandusky (Penn State)

    11/30/2011 9:17:28 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 21 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN ^ | November 30, 2011 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a young boy more than 100 times after meeting him through the charity he founded, then threatened the boy's family to keep him quiet about the encounters, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit identifies the plaintiff, an adult, only as John Doe. It claims Sandusky abused the boy at the coach's State College home, at Penn State facilities and on at least one bowl game trip. The plaintiff is not among eight victims named in a grand jury report released earlier this month that detailed a...
  • Penn State Hides Pedophiles And Pseudo Climate Change Scientists

    11/26/2011 7:53:40 AM PST · by joeclarke · 5 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 11/26/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    It seems just like yesterday when a number of manmade Climate Warming scientists were caught fudging figures to benefit their Globalbaloney warming theories. Penn State's Michael Mann (Hockey Stick Graph) was caught two years ago manipulating data, but Penn State President, Graham Spanier, defended Mann's cheating faster than the time it takes Jerry Sandusky to take shower - who was also protected by Spanier. Mann is again in the news as more hacked email, compliments of the Russians, have been released, and may be even more damning than the original email dump from two years ago. In the confiscated emails,...
  • The Homosexual Agenda In Our Public Schools

    11/26/2011 6:33:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/26/2011 | Gary Yinger
    I have posted several articles on the very fast moving agenda in our schools that will cause terrible harm to our children. The homosexual agenda could destroy the moral fabric of our country as they target children, since that is where our future lies. Have you checked your local school's curriculum and textbooks? California's news law and our own government's initiative is on the move to indoctrinate our children into the homosexual agenda. Recent ad concerning the Canadian mandate which promotes the homosexual agenda in the Canadian school system, which the US is headed towards. Related: Rescue Your Child...
  • Mayor Ravenstahl calls for Franco Harris to quit as Pittsburgh Promise board chairman

    11/17/2011 12:23:58 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 49 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 11/17/2011 | Jill King Greenwood
    Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl initiated the call for Steeler great Franco Harris to step down as chair of the board of the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program, the mayor's spokeswoman said. In a letter he sent to Harris and board members last night, Ravenstahl said Harris showed "callous disregard and indifference for the victims of child sex abuse at Penn State" after Harris spoke out in support of fired coach Joe Paterno. Harris did not return several phone messages and it wasn't immediately known if he plans to step down from the Pittsburgh Promise board. Harris, who played for Paterno from...
  • 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...
  • Mike McQueary — poster child for moral relativism?

    11/17/2011 12:00:46 PM PST · by servo1969 · 76 replies ^ | Nov 17 2011 | Bookworm
    I had in my car two fourteen year olds and one thirteen year old. All were familiar with the Sandusky case, so I wasn’t exposing them to sordid information they didn’t already know. None of them, however, knew about Mike McQueary’s involvement, or lack thereof. I gave them a simple multiple choice question: You walk into a room and see a 50 year old man raping a 10 year old boy. Do you (a) attack the man and try to drag him off the boy or (b) sneak away and, hours later, ask your parents what you should do? The...
  • Review: Joe Paterno in line for pension

    11/15/2011 6:08:38 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 37 replies ^ | 11/15/11
    Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's long service at the university theoretically puts him in line for a pension of more than $500,000 a year, according to an Associated Press analysis of state public pension records. Paterno's pension records obtained Tuesday from the State Employees' Retirement System credit him with more than 60 years in the system. The formula used to determine benefits makes him eligible for a pension equal to 100 percent of the average of his three highest-salary years. His pay rose from $541,000 to $568,000 over the past three full calendar years.
  • Victim 1 Cried When Penn State Suspect Was on TV, Mom Wants More to Come Forward

    11/16/2011 9:51:26 AM PST · by freespirited · 44 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/16/11 | Kevin Dolak &Jim Avila
    The mother of the boy identified as Victim 1 in the Penn State sex abuse scandal said her son broke down in tears when he heard accused child molester Jerry Sandusky claim on television they were just "horsing around." When she asked her son why he cried, "He said, 'Because I'm afraid. I'm afraid he'll go free.'" The mom said she reassured her son that is not likely to happen. "There's other witnesses, probably more victims out there to come forward yet," she told her son, and she urged others with information to speak up. Her son is one of...
  • Boy in 2002 incident denies abuse: Sandusky lawyer

    11/14/2011 8:43:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 381 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov.14, 2011 | Edith Honan, Ernest Scheyder, James Kelleher and Kristina Cooke
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa (Reuters) - The lawyer for the Penn State football coach charged with child sex abuse said in an interview on Monday the boy at the center of a 2002 incident detailed in the grand jury's report had been identified and said it never happened. Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for the Penn State Nittany Lions, was arrested more than a week ago on charges he sexually abused eight young boys over a 15-year period. Speaking to sportscaster Bob Costas, Joe Amendola, who represents Sandusky, said "we anticipate we're going to have at least several of those...
  • Penn State's Shame - and Ours

    11/15/2011 6:24:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 15, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    "Success with Honor" is the motto of Penn State's athletic program. They got it half right. The alleged sexual abuse of young boys by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is disgusting, outrageous, and immoral. That so many at the school's highest level allegedly engaged either in covering up serial abuses, or turned a blind eye to them in order to maintain the "integrity" of the football program and its legendary coach, Joe Paterno, adds insult to unfathomable injury. Baseball may still be called the national pastime, but football has become the national religion. College football is played on Saturday, the...
  • Sen. calls for federal hearing in Penn St. case

    11/15/2011 1:10:29 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 15, 2011 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Tuesday asked for a hearing into how federal laws apply to the investigation of the child sex-abuse case that has enveloped Penn State University.
  • Sandusky lawyer impregnated a teen

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The lawyer for accused child molester Jerry Sandusky apparently likes his women young. Defense attorney Joe Amendola, 63, representing Sandusky in the sexual molestation case roiling Penn State and Joe Paterno’s legendary football program, impregnated a teenager and later married her, The Daily has learned. According to documents filed with Centre County Courthouse, Amendola served as the attorney for Mary Iavasile’s emancipation petition on Sept. 3, 1996, just weeks before her 17th birthday. The emancipation request said Mary graduated from high school in two years with a 3.69 grade point average and maintained a full-time job...
  • Penn State: The Banality of Collective Evil

    11/16/2011 7:42:40 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 11-16-11 | Ben Shapiro
    When the Israeli government captured Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann, journalist Hannah Arendt was struck by the fact that Eichmann appeared to be a nondescript accountant type. He was not highly intelligent, and he did not appear to be particularly vicious. This led Arendt to the conclusion that anyone could, under the right ideological circumstances, become evil. Evil, she said, was banal. This was an exaggeration of the case. Eichmann was a willing executioner of Hitler's orders; he identified deeply with Hitler's anti-Semitism. He was not just a cog in the system, he was an active system-maker. But there is...
  • Mike McQueary's statement to police doesn't say he stopped attack or notified ...

    Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary never mentioned that he talked to police in 2002 after witnessing an alleged sexual assault by Jerry Sandusky of a young boy, according to a hand-written statement McQueary gave to police during the recent grand jury investigation.
  • New judge assigned to preside over Sandusky preliminary hearing

    11/17/2011 9:33:34 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 11 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 11-17-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A new judge has been assigned in the child sex-abuse case against former Pennsylvania State University football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, court ...
  • Internet tip led to McQueary break in 2010

    11/17/2011 6:57:28 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 34 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | Nov 17, 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...
  • Sandusky horror story continues to get more disturbing (perp contacts victim #2)

    11/17/2011 4:14:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    CSB Sports ^ | 11/15/11 | Gregg Doyel
    Sandusky horror story continues to get more disturbingBy Gregg Doyel | National Columnist Tuesday November 15, 2011 - 11:57 AM **SNIP** Sandusky got out of jail for free. An unsecured bond is merely a promise -- that's all Sandusky had to give, a promise -- that the defendant will show up in court. If he doesn't show up, he'd be on the hook for $100,000. By then, the defendant could be in Costa Rica. The judge who set Sandusky free for free? Her name is Leslie Dutchcot. She has volunteered with Sandusky's charity, The Second Mile, the one that...
  • Penn State May Seek (sovereign) Immunity After Skirting Public Laws

    11/16/2011 6:36:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Link only - Penn State May Seek Immunity After Skirting Public Laws
  • 'Second Mile' Records from 2000-2003 Missing; Prosecutors Fear It Could Hurt Case

    11/17/2011 11:05:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Link only - 'Second Mile' Records from 2000-2003 Missing; Prosecutors Fear It Could Hurt Case
  • Franco Harris fired for Joe Paterno comments

    11/16/2011 8:06:52 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 16 replies ^ | November 16th, 2011 | Staff report
    Franco Harris has been an outspoken supporter of Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse allegations. So much so that Harris, a Pro Football Hall of Fame running back who played for Paterno at Penn State, was fired by The Meadows Racetrack and Casino as a spokesman, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The racetrack is located in Washington, Pa., just outside Pittsburgh. Harris publicly expressed his displeasure over Paterno's firing last week. “I feel that the (Board of Trustees) made a bad decision in letting Joe Paterno go,” Harris said, according to the paper. “I’m very disappointed...
  • Two police departments say Penn State coach never filed report

    11/16/2011 7:55:16 PM PST · by presidio9 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed November 16, 2011
    Representatives of Penn State's campus police and State College police said Wednesday they have no record of having received any report from a Penn State assistant football coach about his having witnessed an alleged rape of a boy by former coach Jerry Sandusky. The police departments' statements don't corroborate those made in an e-mail from the assistant coach, Mike McQueary, who said he witnessed the alleged incident in a Penn State locker room in 2002. Lisa M. Powers, a Penn State spokeswoman, told CNN that the university police has no record of any police report filed by McQueary. "Today was...
  • Future Is Unclear for Sandusky Charity

    11/16/2011 6:36:43 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2011 | JAMES R. HAGERTY, KRIS MAHER and JOHN W. MILLER
    The vice chairman of the Second Mile, the charity founded by an assistant Penn State football coach who faces child sexual abuse charges, said Tuesday that he couldn't predict whether the organization would remain viable beyond December. The Second Mile, of State College, Pa., has about 20 employees and had revenue of $2.2 million last year. It has enough cash to last through the end of the year, said David Woodle, vice chairman of the Second Mile. Gov. Tom Corbett's office confirmed the state has suspended a planned $3 million grant to the Second Mile "pending further review." The grant...
  • 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."
  • New judge assigned in Penn St. sex-abuse case

    11/16/2011 2:00:59 PM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    AP ^ | November 15, 2011 | Mark Scolforo, Maryclaire Dale and Genaro C. Armas
    EXCERPT The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced Wednesday that it was bringing in a Westmoreland County senior district judge to preside over Sandusky's preliminary hearing. Robert E. Scott is taking over the hearing from Centre County District Judge Leslie Dutchcot. Dutchcot has donated money to The Second Mile, a charity established by Sandusky for at-risk children and the place where authorities say he met his victims. The office said Scott has no known ties to Penn State or The Second Mile. The hearing is scheduled for Dec. 7. Some plaintiffs' lawyers are starting to advertise on their websites for...
  • Victim Says Penn State Officials 'Rejected' His (Professor Allegedly Molested Him)

    11/16/2011 2:10:00 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/2011 | JIM AVILA
    A new victim is claiming another member of the Penn State faculty sexually abused him years ago, and he said when he brought his abuse complaints to university officials, he was turned away. --snip-- Neisworth was later charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse in Cecil County, Md., in 2005. However, McLaughlin claimed that at the time, Penn State officials said an indictment wasn't enough to investigate one of their faculty members.
  • Ex-PSU Grad Assistant Matt Paknis On WFAN: Paterno Knows Everything

    11/16/2011 11:51:29 AM PST · by LSUfan · 84 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 16 Nov 11 | unattributed
    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.
  • Penn State powerless to keep Sandusky off campus (friendly judge placed no restrictions on travel)

    11/16/2011 11:37:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/16/11 | Ernest Scheyder
    Penn State powerless to keep Sandusky off campusErnest Scheyder Reuters 12:19 p.m. CST, November 16, 2011 STATE COLLEGE (Reuters) - Penn State says alleged child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky is "not welcome" on its campus, but the university so far has no legal recourse to keep the former assistant football coach away. In her bail ruling, Judge Leslie Dutchot ordered the former defensive coordinator not to have any contact with minors, witnesses or alleged victims. The ruling placed no restrictions on his travel. Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, advised Sandusky and his wife to take a trip ahead of the next...
  • 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....
  • Penn State is the one team no bowl wants to invite

    11/16/2011 4:49:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 15, 2011 | Brett McMurphy
    Penn State is toxic. Those aren't my words, but someone involved in the college bowl selection process. And that's how he described how attractive -- or, in this case, unattractive -- the Nittany Lions are as a bowl team. The Big Ten has eight bowl bids and could end up with 10 bowl-eligible teams. If the Nittany Lions (8-2) don't reach the Big Ten title game, it's a very real possibility they could get bypassed by all of the Big Ten bowls and be shipped to a non-Big Ten bowl that doesn't have enough teams to fill its conference obligation....
  • Sandusky's Creepy Costas Interview

    11/15/2011 2:34:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | November 15, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Sandusky did an interview, Penn State coach did an interview with Bob Costas on Rock Center last night. I'm trying to figure out why this lawyer would let this guy do this. And the lawyer said, "Well, you know, we've talked to some of these kids. A number of these kids are coming forward saying nothing like this ever happened." But the questions that Sandusky answers, "Are you a pedophile?" (paraphrasing) "No, but... yeah, well, maybe I shouldn't-a showered with the boys. I did touch 'em on the legs but it wasn't sexual, none of that, all...
  • McQueary on alleged rape: 'I did stop it,' did have discussions with police

    11/15/2011 2:35:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | Nov.15, 2011 | Mark Wogenrich and Andrew McGill
    Mike McQueary, the Penn State assistant football coach under fire for his reported lack of action in an alleged 2002 rape of a boy by Jerry Sandusky, said in an email to a former classmate that he stopped the assault in an athletic facility shower and discussed it with police. In the email obtained by The Morning Call, McQueary wrote that he "did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police" following the alleged incident between Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, and a boy. McQueary also wrote that he "is getting...
  • 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...
  • Revealed: How Sandusky's adopted son tried to kill himself...

    Charged: Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts relating to sexual abuse of minors Charged: Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts relating to sexual abuse of minors The child sex abuse scandal surrounding the actions of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky continues to grow as details about his family life come to light. Additionally, the governor of Pennsylvania is adding fuel to the fire, speculating Sunday that more victims will be added to the list of eight boys who were allegedly sexually violated by Sandusky. When he retired from his defensive coaching position at Penn State, Sandusky...
  • Jerry Sandusky 'Rock Center' interview: "I shouldn't have showered with those kids."

    11/14/2011 4:33:24 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies · 1+ views
    DEVELOPING: Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky admitted to showering and horsing around with young boys but said he is not a pedophile in an exclusive interview with Bob Costas in an exclusive interview for NBC News' Rock Center airing tonight at 10 pm/9 CT. "I say that I am innocent of those charges," said Sandusky in a phone interview with Costas. When asked by Costas, "Are you a pedophile," Sandusky responded "No."
  • Penn State: Paterno, Sandusky and Victims #4 and #6 (Rationalize This)

    11/14/2011 3:02:10 PM PST · by Scoutmaster · 52 replies
    Vanity, from Grand Jury Presentment ^ | November 14, 2011 | Scoutmaster
    At the risk of overdoing it, permit me to describe this horrific situation again as large Hieronymus Bosch painting of Hell. Even if you concentrate on only a tiny portion of it, there are dozens of small anguished, demonic figures. And when you think you’ve seen the last in a small portion of the canvas, more appear. Let’s forget for a moment about details such as the fact that Wendell Courtney served as both as the attorney to Penn State University and The Second Mile during the simultaneous investigation of Jerry Sandusky for showering with boys (Victim #6 and an...
  • JERRY SANDUSKY - First Pic Since Sex Scandal Broke

    11/14/2011 2:14:25 PM PST · by Callahan · 56 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/14/11 | TMZ
    Jerry Sandusky has gone underground since the Penn State child sex scandal broke in a very public way last week, but TMZ just got the first photo of the disgraced former assistant coach.