Joe Paterno

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Ash1141 Ash1141
Anyone else hear about the whole Penn State University sex scandal? I'm actually getting somewhat tired of hearing it. It's on every television station.
11/10/2011
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ScotchIrish ScotchIrish
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Originally posted by Ash1141
Anyone else hear about the whole Penn State University sex scandal? I'm actually getting somewhat tired of hearing it. It's on every television station.
He was wrong. He knew of Sandusky and his disgusting per suits for years. He failed to process and proceed with not only protocol but the laws of state and humanity. These were boys and young men. His failure for his own personal gain, image, the PSU Football program, the PSU College and the NCAA. Will lead to his removal from notice and recognition (though he may have been a good coach, at one time) he as a man; a father and grandfather. Allowed atrocities to occur, continue and fester and be accepted in his position of tenure. He is as weak as a man for allowing the rape of children to continue during his reign. His id as a man is lapse in ego as an ICON.
11/11/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
The thing is, though, he went straight to the school authorities. Those authorities then took the rapist's keys to the school and told him to not bring the kids round there, again. They didn't call the police, at all. They've since been quite rightly fired from their jobs.

Why aren't people more pissed off at these people instead? Or even the actual rapist? It seems wrong, to me, that he's being vilified more so than those people. That these acts went on for so long is horrendous, of course, but be mad proportionally, and assign more blame to those officials.
11/12/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
What an egotistical a-hole. He's just so egotistical it amazes me that they didn't get rid of him long ago. He could have gone out in glory long ago but - like many tyrants - he overstayed his usefulness.

Did he honestly believe that there wasn't another younger coach that could have done as good or better of a job? Put the asshole in the same category of the generation of Arab leaders being booted out after 30-40 years of excessive behavior.

He protected his friends at the expense of children - it's the culture of college sports to exploit athletes - so it probably didn't seem all that much different to him.

There is no contradiction here. This is not a fallen hero - just someone who has been exposed as the selfish monster that he has always been.
11/12/2011
chicken12 chicken12
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Originally posted by Errant Venture
The thing is, though, he went straight to the school authorities. Those authorities then took the rapist's keys to the school and told him to not bring the kids round there, again. They didn't call the police, at all. They've since been ...
I'm kind of of this mindset. Why isn't there more outrage? I read about a bunch of PSU kids being upset that Paterno was fired. Seriously? If I had been a student there and he WASN'T kicked out, I would transfer ASAP and get as far away from there as possible.
11/12/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I don't care who it was, whether it's a coach or a higher authority or that coward of a graduate student. That was the only acceptable response. You do not walk away. You do not call your father. You do not wait a day to tell your boss. Your boss should not hand it off to his boss and so on. No. When you walk in on or someone tells you that they walked in on a grown man anally raping a ten year old child, you 1. Call the fn cops and 2. stop/interrupt the act to the best of your ability. NO ONE did the right thing.

Every single one of them should have called the police immediately. No one did. No one followed up. It's unacceptable and not only should they all be fired but the state of Pennsylvania should enact a mandatory report law that includes EVERYONE as a mandatory reporter, rather than just certain professionals. And they should do it immediately. This sort of ridiculousness is why those laws exist. Failure to report in these circumstances IS a crime. Sandusky could have been arrested over a decade ago. Do YOU want to know how many children he's been able to hurt since then?
11/12/2011
chicken12 chicken12
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Originally posted by Cherrylane
I don't care who it was, whether it's a coach or a higher authority or that coward of a graduate student. That was the only acceptable response. You do not walk away. You do not call your father. You do not wait a day to tell your boss. Your ...
Shouldn't ALL states make this a mandatory law?
11/12/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
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Originally posted by chicken12
Shouldn't ALL states make this a mandatory law?
Yup. They should. There are only 18 states that have this sort of law on their books right now. Pennsylvania, obviously, just happens to be one of the many that do not.

The frustrating thing is I've yet to hear anyone seriously discuss it as an option being considered by the state. I've only heard it mentioned in passing as a "people have asked why they aren't being arrested too, and it's because they weren't required to." Hopefully the scale of publicity this case has received will lead to Penn and other states to develop laws that can handle this type of situation.
11/12/2011
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