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Atlanta Dan
11-05-2011, 12:34 PM
If true this is a sickening story:mad:

Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and another school administrator were charged Saturday with perjury and failure to report in an investigation into allegations that former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young men, state prosecutors said.

The attorney general's office said Sandusky, 67, of State College, was arrested Saturday. Curley, 57, and Penn State vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, 62, both of Boalsburg, were expected to turn themselves in Monday in Harrisburg, according to the attorney general's office. Schultz's position includes oversight of the university's police department....

Attorney General Linda Kelly called Sandusky "a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys."...

A grand jury report, which recommended charges, said the first to come to light was a boy who met Sandusky when he was 11 or 12. The boy received expensive gifts and trips to sports events from Sandusky, and physical contact began during his overnight stays at Sandusky's home, jurors said. Sandusky was banned from the child's school district in Clinton County in 2009, after his mother reported alleged sexual assault to his high school. That triggered the state investigation that culminated in charges Saturday.

Kelly said that seven years before that incident, in 2002, a graduate assistant saw Sandusky sexually assault a naked boy, estimated to be about 10 years old, in the locker room of the Lasch Football Building on the Penn State campus. The grad student and his father reported the incident to Paterno, who immediately told Curley, prosecutors said.

Curley and Schultz met with the graduate assistant about a week and a half later, Kelly said.

"Despite a powerful eyewitness statement about the sexual assault of a child, this incident was not reported to any law enforcement or child protective agency, as required by Pennsylvania law," Kelly said. "Additionally, there is no indication that anyone from the university ever attempted to learn the identity of the child ... or made any follow-up effort to obtain more information from the person who witnessed the attack."

]Penn State president Graham Spanier called the allegations against Sandusky "troubling"
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7192563/penn-state-nittany-lions-athletic-director-tim-curley-charged-perjury-sex-case

These allegations are a lot more than "troubling" - if true, every senior Penn State official who knew about the 2002 allegations and did not call the cops (including Saint JoePa) needs to be fired

stb_steeler
11-07-2011, 07:05 PM
I agree, they all should get sentenced if found guilty...

cloppbeast
11-08-2011, 11:30 AM
This is a huge story which won't go away any time soon. Absolutely disturbing.

My heart goes out to the victims.

caplovestroyp43
11-08-2011, 10:48 PM
Well I was 12 and my abuser 62 at the time it started. Just at the edge of going into puberty.

Sexual preditors should be castrated then thrown under the jail! They sick b astards that should never ever be allowed to see the light of day much less put in a sensitive needs yard in a prison!!

PUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEASE!!!!!

tony hipchest
11-09-2011, 12:30 AM
im sorry to hear you were victimized caplovestroy...

i wasnt gonna do it, but i finally read the 23 page grand jury indictment, upon recent news that as many as 17 victims may now be coming forward-

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/sports/local_sports/exclusive:-victims-double-in-penn-state-case-110811?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

completely disgusting. as a kid, penn st was a college i always wanted to go to/play for and was always one of my favorite football teams outside of PITT. naturally, i have always rooted for and appreciated the tradition and legacy of JOE PA.

he needs to be fired and i could really care less if they dont ever win another football game again. either paterno was covering up for his buddy (obvious choice) and is a complete idiot, or he had absolutely no idea what was going on (highly unlikely) and is an even bigger idiot.

if he had any dignity and not such a strong sense of pride, he would try to bow out gracefully immediately and attempt to do what is best for the program. unfortunately for him, he is probably "damned if you do, damned if you dont".

right now, its hard not to look at him as a creeper just like that predator who was on his staff.

MasterOfPuppets
11-09-2011, 12:50 AM
from what i gathered on espn radio , paterno DID get the story and passed it along. my problem with paterno and everyone else who had heard about this years ago , just let it all be swept under the damn carpet so the penn state boat wouldn't be rocked. as if passing the buck somehow washes your hands of it. bullshit !!! paterno and anyone else who had knowledge of this should all be sharing the prison cell with their pedophile buddy. how many more children were probably victimized because these ass clowns were afraid of the negative publicity ? how did this society become so sick that it puts protecting an institutions reputation and finances ( catholic church included ) above protecting children . :mad:

stb_steeler
11-09-2011, 02:10 PM
im sorry to hear you were victimized caplovestroy...

i wasnt gonna do it, but i finally read the 23 page grand jury indictment, upon recent news that as many as 17 victims may now be coming forward-

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/sports/local_sports/exclusive:-victims-double-in-penn-state-case-110811?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

completely disgusting. as a kid, penn st was a college i always wanted to go to/play for and was always one of my favorite football teams outside of PITT. naturally, i have always rooted for and appreciated the tradition and legacy of JOE PA.

he needs to be fired and i could really care less if they dont ever win another football game again. either paterno was covering up for his buddy (obvious choice) and is a complete idiot, or he had absolutely no idea what was going on (highly unlikely) and is an even bigger idiot.

if he had any dignity and not such a strong sense of pride, he would try to bow out gracefully immediately and attempt to do what is best for the program. unfortunately for him, he is probably "damned if you do, damned if you dont".

right now, its hard not to look at him as a creeper just like that predator who was on his staff.

I just read a article on homepage that hes announcing his retirement....This is a huge shame, and the whole school will be scared forever. Im thinkin castrations maybe in order until some one learns a lesson. And i thought catholics were bad!

Dino 6 Rings
11-09-2011, 10:06 PM
Joe Paterno FIRED!!!

tony hipchest
11-09-2011, 10:28 PM
like i said, the best move was for him to step down immediately in a dignified manner. the midnight shots of all these college kids flooding the streets is rediculous.

caplovestroyp43
11-09-2011, 10:58 PM
<<im sorry to hear you were victimized caplovestroy...>>

Thank you Tony. It went on for 10 years and I still suffer to this day from it. I'm in counseling for it and hopefully someday I can put it to rest once and for all.

It's one of the most horrible things to live through. But somehow, it made me stronger and gave me an attitude that just won't quit.

Maybe that's why I love the Steelers....attitude baby!!!! :tt02::tt02::tt02::sofunny:

plenewken
11-10-2011, 07:06 AM
I just read a article on homepage that hes announcing his retirement....This is a huge shame, and the whole school will be scared forever. Im thinkin castrations maybe in order until some one learns a lesson. And i thought catholics were bad!

No way Paterno could have left on HIS terms. He's been fired and it was the right decision. I'm not saying he's guilty because we don't know what he was told by McCreary but under the current circumstances, the Board of Trustees made the right call. They decide what's good for the University, and they felt Paterno had to leave NOW, not when Paterno thought it'd be the right time to leave.

MasterOfPuppets
11-10-2011, 02:14 PM
No way Paterno could have left on HIS terms. He's been fired and it was the right decision. I'm not saying he's guilty because we don't know what he was told by McCreary but under the current circumstances, the Board of Trustees made the right call. They decide what's good for the University, and they felt Paterno had to leave NOW, not when Paterno thought it'd be the right time to leave.
here is what paterno is guilty of ....

This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.

really ??? you need "hindsight" , to help you decide if a pedophile should be brought to justice or not ?
of course paterno himself wasn't an eye witness to any of it , but having knowledge of it , and to stand by and watch it just get swept under the carpet with no investigation whatsoever SHOULD be criminal itself.
the question that should haunt ole joepa to the grave should be... " how many more children did he molest thanks to me doing nothing ? "

stb_steeler
11-10-2011, 05:20 PM
Why all the focus on Paterno for not saying more, im sure he wasnt the only one that should of spoke up more. Im not saying he doesnt get what he deserves, just that he doesnt stand alone on this, so why the media making it out to be just the Parterno story?
Oh i can see the title now on Lifetime.....Innocence lost at Penn State.

BigRick
11-10-2011, 10:24 PM
If they're using the rational that Joe Pa didn't do enough to fire him? Why hasn't McQueary been fired? He's the one who actually saw the assualt. If they're using the rational that Joe Pa just passed the buck by informing his superiors, McQueary is just as, if not more, guilty of not doing enough because he saw it. If he was a man and had any guts he should have stepped in and called the police. In my opnion he's as big a piece of shit as Sandusky. :banging:

Atlanta Dan
11-16-2011, 11:23 AM
I will preface this with the observation that Sandusky should burn in hell for what I assume he did and that firing JoePa was the correct decision

That having been said, there is a combination of sanctimony and mob mentality with regard to some folks attempting to be the most outraged by anyone who does not condemn completely anyone associated with this disaster

So it is no surprise Franco Harris has become collateral damage by refusing to join the crowd and throw his former head coach under the bus.

The fallout of the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal have taken down another Penn State man.

Not for what he did, but for what he said.

The Meadows Race Track and Casino has fired former Penn State and Steelers great Franco Harris as a spokesman for his support of Joe Paterno. ...

Harris spoke out strongly and controversially in support of his former coach.

He said, ``I feel that the board made a bad decision in letting Joe Paterno go. I'm very disappointed in their decision. I thought they showed no courage, not to back someone who really needed it at the time. They were saying the football program under Joe was at fault.’’

As a result of this loyalty, the Meadows issued this statement yesterday:

``In light of the recent developments with Franco Harris regarding Joe Paterno’s dismissal, Franco and The Meadows have mutually decided to put their business relationship on hold at this time, while these matters are looked into further."

http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/sports/bob-smiziks-blog

The Meadows has the right to terminate any business relationship, but this seems to be a bit over the top

Of course, as David Brooks wrote yesterday, some folks feel great about stating what better folks they are by pointing out the flaws of others

Let’s All Feel Superior

First came the atrocity, then came the vanity. The atrocity is what Jerry Sandusky has been accused of doing at Penn State. The vanity is the outraged reaction of a zillion commentators over the past week, whose indignation is based on the assumption that if they had been in Joe Paterno’s shoes, or assistant coach Mike McQueary’s shoes, they would have behaved better. They would have taken action and stopped any sexual assaults.

Unfortunately, none of us can safely make that assumption. Over the course of history — during the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide or the street beatings that happen in American neighborhoods — the same pattern has emerged. Many people do not intervene. Very often they see but they don’t see. ...

We live in a society oriented around our inner wonderfulness. So when something atrocious happens, people look for some artificial, outside force that must have caused it — like the culture of college football, or some other favorite bogey. People look for laws that can be changed so it never happens again.

Commentators ruthlessly vilify all involved from the island of their own innocence. Everyone gets to proudly ask: “How could they have let this happen?”

The proper question is: How can we ourselves overcome our natural tendency to evade and self-deceive. That was the proper question after Abu Ghraib, Madoff, the Wall Street follies and a thousand other scandals. But it’s a question this society has a hard time asking because the most seductive evasion is the one that leads us to deny the underside of our own nature.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/opinion/brooks-lets-all-feel-superior.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

MasterOfPuppets
11-16-2011, 11:51 AM
i'd be willing to bet that if franco or any of the other joepa supporters had a child that was a victim at penn state , they'd be whistling a different tune.

i'd also be willing to bet that if the eye witness told paterno that he'd seen sandusky in the shower with his grand child , paterno would have made sure something was done about it.