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Old 11-08-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Although he may be on his way out - I'm not convinced it is justified. The alleged shower incident occurred in 2002 - three years after Sandusky retired. He was not a PSU employee and didn't report to Paterno. He had an office on campus.

When Paterno was told of the incident, reported it to PSU leaders. That is exactly what someone would do in any other large organization. The managers would engage HR and an investigation would proceed. There is lots to be concerned with about how PSU leadership handled this. But I haven't read anything yet that Paterno did anything to sweep this away. If it did - he must be fired.

The person who witnessed the incident - I have a huge problem with him not intervening to protect the boy.
There are 8 alleged instances.

 
Old 11-08-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Read the grand jury timeline.

Sandusky "retired" after there was an investigation into his inappropriate conduct with little boys, yet JoePa allowed him to have access to school facilities with more little boys?

Child rape is a crime that is supposed to be reported directly to the police...not kicked upstairs. The GA told him what happened, and he dropped the ball bigtime. JoePa committed a crime.

Sandusky should've been barred from any school and kicked out of his "foundation" long ago.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: right here
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Well here's my two cents...first off this happens a lot more than people are willing to see-honestly I'm sure Sandusky knew he could get away with it and I'm sure Joe knew about it but came from the "we don't air our dirty laundry" generation...I feel for the victims-and the countless others who won't speak.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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I'm sure Joe knew about it but came from the "we don't air our dirty laundry" generation..
I know men who come from the "we don't air our dirty laundry" generation who would have personally escorted the law into that coach's office and said, "Get him out of here. What do I do to make sure he never hurts another kid?"

Disgusting.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I know men who come from the "we don't air our dirty laundry" generation who would have personally escorted the law into that coach's office and said, "Get him out of here. What do I do to make sure he never hurts another kid?"

Disgusting.
I do too. That was more about family problems and cheating on the wife/money issues. Sex with kids is a whole different thing.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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The story told by the mother of "Victim Six" is every bit as haunting, if not more so. After Sandusky gave her son a tour of the Penn State football locker room in 1998, the boy came home and told her, "If you're wondering why my hair is wet, we took a shower together."

He then ran to his room.

The boy later told his mom there was another child in the shower with him and the coach. That boy was 11.

The mother called police. An investigation started. The mother confronted Sandusky in his home, with the police listening in another room.

According to grand jury evidence, Sandusky told the mother of Victim One: "I understand. I was wrong. I wish I could get forgiveness. I know I won’t get it from you. I wish I were dead."

But Sandusky was cleared.

Mothers Of Alleged Sandusky Victims Speak Out | ThePostGame

Cleared? Are you serious? This story just keeps getting more and more bizarre.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I hope they sue the crap out of the individuals and the University.

PSU is going to be writing some VERY LARGE checks.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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The lawyers at Penn State certainly are going to be busy all right. I'm not so sure they weren't totally behind Joe Paterno's decision to cancel today's press conference. As this ordeal moves forward, it gets uglier by the day. I agree with ScoPro on post #32. Sandusky should have gotten the boot right off the get go. Absolutely disgusting.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Every single one of these people should be held accountable for every boy that was molested from that point on. If they all decided to off themselves I would be fine with that.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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The lawyers at Penn State certainly are going to be busy all right. I'm not so sure they weren't totally behind Joe Paterno's decision to cancel today's press conference.
You can bet they were. This has turned into an absolute disaster and the lawyers want no one talking about anything.

The president of Penn needs to be fired along with Paterno. The Penn State football program is pulling in around $60 million a year for the university.

That's the reason all this was allowed to happen. Power and greed trumped the safety of all those boys, and it doesn't get much more pathetic than that.

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