Skip to comments.More Details Emerge on What Joe Paterno Knew of Sandusky Child Rapes
Posted on 09/10/2017 8:46:16 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
A previously unreleased police report written 10 years after the most infamous incident in the Jerry Sandusky child-rape scandal at Penn State revealed more evidence that Joe Paterno knew about his assistant coachs horrific behavior before 2001.
The report, which CNN obtained and released Saturday, says when assistant coach Mike McQueary told Paterno he had seen Sandusky with a young boy in the showers at Penn States football facility, that the head coach told him it was the second complaint of this nature he had received.
After the news broke of Sanduskys behavior and his arrest, Paterno, his family and many Penn State fans loyal to the winningest coach in NCAA history denied over and over that he had any prior knowledge of Sanduskys decades-long practice of sexually abusing young boys.
The coach testified under oath that the meeting with McQueary was the first hed heard of it. His family has continued to defend him after his death.
This police report, which was written in 2011, was never mentioned in court by McQueary or the prosecution, in part because it was that legal teams strategy to keep the focus on Sandusky and away from Paterno and Penn State. The CNN story reports the prosecution even threatened Sanduskys lawyers to stay away from it, or they would add even more accusations from Sanduskys past to his list of charges.
One man testified during a civil trial that he went to Paterno in 1976 to tell him of Sanduskys molestation and the coach dismissed it, saying, I have a football season to worry about.
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All the way up your the PSU president!
Paterno was my hero in the 70’s. He got what he deserved. Same for Pete Rose, a bigger hero.
HE principals knew of kids molested by Sandusky.
I have no idea why Penn State is still allowed to have a football program - if ever a program deserved a death penalty, Penn State’s is it. Disgraceful.
And yet you will still find tens of thousands of “sports fans” who will willingly give Paterno a “pass” despite his disgusting behavior. At the end of the day “Joe Pa” was a piece of $hit!
Oh come on, don’t equate Pete’s betting on baseball with Sandusky’s heinous crimes. Are you that dense?
According to John Ziegler, Paterno knew nothign about it and Sandusky is not guilty.
And he doesn’t like Jerry Sandusky.
This is such a horrific tale of abuse :-/
It makes my stomach queasy.
Better to never have been born than to turn into such a thing.
You’d almost think JoePa was in on it.
“Youd almost think JoePa was in on it.”
Actually, in a perverse way, he was, because he didn’t report Sandusky when he knew what he was doing. Paterno got the “easy way out,” he just died. If he had lived, he might well have faced prosecution, or for him, worse yet, people shunning him and having his statue at Penn State tipped over like a Confederate General.
Free Republic used to have its own Sons of Paterno who rode to the defense of Ol’ Joe and the Penn State Football program at a moment’s notice.
You don’t hear much from those guys any more...
He could have stopped it the first time it was made known to him.
But maybe he was REALLY in on it...
Maybe Ray Gricar was also.
its hearsay....McCleary has no character...why should we believe him....wasn’t McCleary the one who saw Dusky basically molesting a young boy and turned and walked away?
I was actually willing to give the benefit of the doubt, because I knew some older people (mostly women) who lived fairly sheltered lives who simply could not begin to comprehend this type of behavior - it was so far out of their experience that it simply didn’t compute as even being possible. Obviously, this was not the case here.
I don’t want more details. Anyone involved, anyone that knew and covered it up, should, if still alive, be taken out and shot. The school should be shut down in disgrace. Sick. All of it sick.
If this situation occurred today, the initial person making the complaint or reporting the molestations to the police would be immediately accused of being “homophobic”. He or she, regardless of the facts, would never get another job at a college or university again. Suspect horrors like this are still occurring and people are afraid to intervene.
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