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badjerk



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Joe Paterno and Penn State turned a blind eye to child rape.  Reply with quote  

Sorry, but I thought this deserved its own thread, and also the other thread should be left to discuss football.

I've never been so horrified and disgusted than watching and listening to the kids holding a pep rally at Joe Pa's house last night in support of him. To make it way worse, he responded by yelling "Beat Nebraska" to raucous applause. He then said we should pray for the victims and that "life is hard when certain people to certain things to you" (quote may not be exactly verbatim, but close enough).

some footage here http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/38044/students-show-support-for-paterno

other decent articles here

http://www.edgeofsports.com/2011-11-07-661/index.html

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7205085/growing-penn-state


This is the most heinous thing that's ever happened in sports, and these people showing support for paterno are only making it worse by showing what an insular cult that program is (and this kind of goes for many college football programs). I feel bad for the innocent players and students, but I have not seen any vocal group calling for swift action to get rid of everyone involved.

If you disagree with any of this, read the full grand jury report. It details what happened and who knew what.
Post Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:54 pm
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Back to the other thread. I hate when people come in the middle of a discussion like "oh hi you guys were talking about something? new thread for that topic!" I wrote like a gazillion words already about this.

http://www.strangefamousrecords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50486&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45
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I was kinda happy to see the topic split.
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badjerk



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icarus502 wrote:
Back to the other thread. I hate when people come in the middle of a discussion like "oh hi you guys were talking about something? new thread for that topic!" I wrote like a gazillion words already about this.

http://www.strangefamousrecords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50486&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45


I understand that, but please realize there are legitimate discussions to be had regarding actual college football, and those should probably be in that thread. If 4+ pages of that thread are about this horrible situation, it will probably just kill all other college football discussions, which doesnt seem fair.

People should read what icarus and others wrote in the college football thread before joining this discussion. Just my .02. Otherwise, feel free to talk about child rape, corruption, and the irrational actions of powerful people in a thread about 20 year olds playing ball.
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Although he's technically supposed to be retiring after the season's over, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say right now there's no way he stays on all the way through the end. The season's almost over and when it is, there's like a month between the end of it and the bowl games. The amount of victims has already more than doubled and the story's like a week old. What happens when the amount of victims hits 50? 75? The media onslaught in that month with no games is going to be insane, as is the pressure for him to be fired if he doesn't go willingly before then. As it should be, obviously. Its not exactly going to make things right for the kids that got abused, but it'd at least be a a small gesture on the part of the university that fucked up so bad that they're at least finally trying to do *something* right in this whole mess.
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icarus502
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badjerk wrote:
icarus502 wrote:
Back to the other thread. I hate when people come in the middle of a discussion like "oh hi you guys were talking about something? new thread for that topic!" I wrote like a gazillion words already about this.

http://www.strangefamousrecords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50486&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45


I understand that, but please realize there are legitimate discussions to be had regarding actual college football, and those should probably be in that thread. If 4+ pages of that thread are about this horrible situation, it will probably just kill all other college football discussions, which doesnt seem fair.

People should read what icarus and others wrote in the college football thread before joining this discussion. Just my .02. Otherwise, feel free to talk about child rape, corruption, and the irrational actions of powerful people in a thread about 20 year olds playing ball.


Fair enough.
Post Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:00 pm
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http://deadspin.com/5857966/the-mystery-of-ray-gricar-the-prosecutor-who-failed-to-prosecute-jerry-sandusky-and-who-might-be-dead


And now with it's own conspiracy!



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No leads presented themselves. In July of this year, Gricar's daughter successfully petitioned a court to declare Gricar deceased and bring the saga to an end. But the saga will not end. That's because Gricar is the man who may have let Jerry Sandusky off the hook in 1998, when reports first surfaced of Sandusky's sexual misconduct (showering with an 11-year-old boy). From The New York Times yesterday:
Post Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:38 pm
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So Paterno was alledged informed of the incident, right? Or was he fully aware of what happened?
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He knew about it, and told his boss. That is it, and it was back in 2002.
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Well I was right, he got fired tonight...about time:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/09/joe-paterno-out-penn-state-board-of-trustees_n_1085260.html

I'm watching this press conference...a lot of the questions are pretty obviously sickening paterno apologists.

"Didn't you rush to judgment in firing paterno?"
"Aren't you aware of how many students were gathering on campus in favor of paterno?"

jesus christ.
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My goodness. Shit is really hitting the fan now, eh? As more and more details come to light about this whole fucking thing the more I'm appalled at the gross negligence displayed by Paterno and other Penn State personnel. This sort of thing is unprecedented. I'm watching all the coverage on Sportscenter right now. These Paterno supporters are delusional. Mindboggling. Now Penn State is scrambling to save face. There are going to be massive civil suits against the school and its former employees.
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This trial is happening now, correct?
Post Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:13 pm
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Captiv8



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Yessir. Sandusky has been charged with something like 40 counts of child molestation. Worse, it looks even more like officials at Penn State tried to cover everything up.

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/06/16/3661363/ap-sandusky-trial-shows-missed.html
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Guilty!!

http://m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?storyId=8087028
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mattrego wrote:
Guilty!!

http://m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?storyId=8087028


That was actually a really quick trial, considering the many facets of the case. This kind of thing is always staggering. Sandusky, for all of his cold and distant behavior and apparent lack of remorse, displays clear sociopathy.
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