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Penn St. football sexual abuse scandal

Originally posted by Paul:
Lavar Arrington was also crying, in an article, he said he was "in tears".

Paterno statement:

If true, the nature and amount of charges made are very shocking to me and all Penn Staters. While I did what I was supposed to with the one charge brought to my attention, like anyone else involved I can't help but be deeply saddened these matters are alleged to have occurred.

Sue and I have devoted our lives to helping young people reach their potential. The fact that someone we thought we knew might have harmed young people to this extent is deeply troubling. If this is true we were all fooled, along with scores of professionals trained in such things, and we grieve for the victims and their families. They are in our prayers.

As my grand jury testimony stated, I was informed in 2002 by an assistant coach that he had witnessed an incident in the shower of our locker room facility. It was obvious that the witness was distraught over what he saw, but he at no time related to me the very specific actions contained in the Grand Jury report. Regardless, it was clear that the witness saw something inappropriate involving Mr. Sandusky. As coach Sandusky was retired from our coaching staff at that time, I referred the matter to university administrators.

I understand that people are upset and angry, but let's be fair and let the legal process unfold. In the meantime I would ask all Penn Staters to continue to trust in what that name represents, continue to pursue their lives every day with high ideals and not let these events shake their beliefs nor who they are.

Read more: http://blogs.kansas.com/lutz/2011/11/08/what-did-paterno-know/#ixzz1d96caHa8

I am sorry, but this is so flawed it's not even funny. He acknowledges that "While I did what I was supposed to with the one charge brought to my attention", yet Sandusky was still working out on campus as recently as a week ago and still had an office there. What a f*cking joke. If he did what he was supposed to do, then he would have reported this to the police and not just pass the buck to the AD.
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Originally posted by ChazBoner:
those descriptions make me fkn sick to my stomach.

This.

I'm not the toughest guy in the world, never won a fight. I can understand not physically confronting a large group, but if it is just that one old man, naked, raping some kid, I'll take my chances.

And afterwards I'd go find some of Linebacker U's latest physical specimens and drag the rapist out back and make it so it never happens again.
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Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
I am sorry, but this is so flawed it's not even funny. He acknowledges that "While I did what I was supposed to with the one charge brought to my attention", yet Sandusky was still working out on campus as recently as a week ago and still had an office there. What a f*cking joke. If he did what he was supposed to do, then he would have reported this to the police and not just pass the buck to the AD.

For Paterno it seems wins were more important than a person's safety... not really sure how Penn State bounces back from this, but from what I'm reading Paterno is going to go very soon.
I don't see how anyone can say they feel sorry that Joe's era hast to end this way? He is actually getting the benefit of the doubt which is really pissing me off.
sandusky would make a good character on dexter
Originally posted by Paul:
Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
I am sorry, but this is so flawed it's not even funny. He acknowledges that "While I did what I was supposed to with the one charge brought to my attention", yet Sandusky was still working out on campus as recently as a week ago and still had an office there. What a f*cking joke. If he did what he was supposed to do, then he would have reported this to the police and not just pass the buck to the AD.

For Paterno it seems wins were more important than a person's safety... not really sure how Penn State bounces back from this, but from what I'm reading Paterno is going to go very soon.

that! THAT right THERE ^^^ is maybe the most disturbing part of this all, that a group of leaders may have chosen to hide an embarrassing situation such as this in order to preserve an image and continue to recruit/win ... it just f**king angers me to a level I've never been before, I had TONS of respect for Paterno, now I just want the old man to go away and never see his face again.

and that's how angry I am at him, don't even get me started on Sandusky
Originally posted by vrabbit:
Originally posted by Paul:
Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
I am sorry, but this is so flawed it's not even funny. He acknowledges that "While I did what I was supposed to with the one charge brought to my attention", yet Sandusky was still working out on campus as recently as a week ago and still had an office there. What a f*cking joke. If he did what he was supposed to do, then he would have reported this to the police and not just pass the buck to the AD.

For Paterno it seems wins were more important than a person's safety... not really sure how Penn State bounces back from this, but from what I'm reading Paterno is going to go very soon.

that! THAT right THERE ^^^ is maybe the most disturbing part of this all, that a group of leaders may have chosen to hide an embarrassing situation such as this in order to preserve an image and continue to recruit/win ... it just f**king angers me to a level I've never been before, I had TONS of respect for Paterno, now I just want the old man to go away and never see his face again.

and that's how angry I am at him, don't even get me started on Sandusky
yup yup
I have seen a few things go down in my life where people could have made a situation right and they do nothing but smile and hope it goes away just to save their ignorant asses!
Joe pa should be fired ASAP. This is a damn shame, shame on you Penn state.
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More victims are coming forward now too... I'd rather have the cheating with recruiting and whatever else Miami/OSU have been doing, but this? I just don't know
Have any of you read the 23 page Grand Jury Presentment?

Absolutely disgusting and mind blowing.
The more I read about the sexual abuse and cover up, the more it makes me sick. I hope all those involved get the maximum jail sentence!
If Paterno knew, he absolutely needs to be fired. The more I hear about this, the more disgusted I am.
this whole situation is just f**ked up
The graduate assistant, Paterno and the university president are all guilty of not calling the cops. IMO all them are guilty as Sandusky, all of them should be locked up.


this is from grand jury report


On March 1, 2002, a Penn State graduate assistant ("graduate assistant:) who was then 28 years old, entered the locker room at the Lasch Football Building on the University Park Campus on a Friday night near the beginning of Spring Break.

The graduate assistant, who was familiar with Sandusky, was going to put some newly purchased sneakers in his locker and get some recruiting tapes to watch. It was about 9:30 p.m. As the graduate assistant entered the locker room doors, he was surprised to find the lights and showers on. He then heard slapping sounds.He believed the sounds to be those of sexual activity. As the graduate assistant put the sneakers in his locker, he looked into the shower. He saw a naked boy, Victim 2, whose age he estimated to be 10 years old, with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant was shocked but noticed that both Victim 2 and Sandusky saw him. The graduate assistant left immediately, distraught.

The graduate assistant went to his office and called his father, reporting to him what he had seen. His father told the graduate assistant to leave the building and come to his home. The graduate assistant and his father decided that the graduate assistant had to report what he had seen to Coach Joe Paterno ("Paterno"), head football coach of Penn State. The next morning, a Saturday, the graduate assistant telephoned Paterno and went to Paterno's home, where he reported what he had seen.

Joseph V. Paterno testified to receiving the graduate assistant's report at his home on a Saturday morning. Paterno testified that the graduate assistant was very upset. Paterno called Tim Curley ("Curley"), Penn State Athletic Director and Paterno's immediate superior, to his home the very next day, a Sunday, and reported to him that the graduate assistant had seen Jerry Sandusky in the Lasch Building showers fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy.

Approximately one and a half weeks later, the graduate assistant was called to a meeting with Penn State Athletic Director Curley and Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz ("Schultz"). The graduate assistant reported to Curley and Schultz that he had witnessed what he believed to be Sandusky having anal sex with a boy in the Lasch Building showers. Curley and Schultz assured the graduate assistant that they would look into it and determine what further action they would take. Paterno was not present for this meeting.

The graduate assistant heard back from Curley a couple of weeks later. He was told that Sandusky's keys to the locker room were taken away and that the incident had been reported to The Second Mile. The graduate assistant was never questioned by University Police and no other entity conducted an investigation until he testified in Grand Jury in December, 2010. The Grand Jury finds the graduate assistant's testimony to be extremely credible.
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