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The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012 at 12:55 PM

Squid Boy  (Login SquiddyBoy)
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So in the media over the past few days, Joe Paterno's surving family members have been making a lot of statements about how innocent JoePa was.

An in-depth report released today authored by former FBI director Louis Freeh pretty clearly indicates otherwise.

The family said: "Joe Paterno did not cover up for Jerry Sandusky. Joe Paterno did not know that Jerry Sandusky was a pedophile. Joe Paterno did not act in any way to prevent a proper investigation of Jerry Sandusky. To claim otherwise is a distortion of the truth."

Copied from the Superficial, because he says it all pretty well:

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So guess what the Freeh report found out? Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky molesting a child in 1998, three years before the Mike McQueary incident. Which makes that the SECOND known case of Joe Paterno finding out about child rape and looking the other way to protect Penn State.

What People Not Blinded By Hero Worship Could've Already Told You:
"Taking into account the available witness statements and evidence, it is more reasonable to conclude that, in order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at Penn State University Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky's child abuse from the authorities, the Board of Trustees, Penn State community, and the public at large. Although concern to treat the child abuser humanely was expressly stated, no such sentiments were ever expressed by them for Sandusky's victims."

Joe Paterno Didn't Want To Interrupt People's Weekend By Reporting Child Rape:
"We also know that he delayed reporting Sandusky's sexual conduct because Mr. Paterno did not "want to interfere" with people's weekend. To his credit, Mr. Paterno stated on November 9, 2011, 'With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.'"

And The Nail In The Coffin...
"The evidence shows that these four men also knew about a 1998 criminal investigation of Sandusky relating to suspected sexual misconduct with a young boy ina Penn State football locker room shower. Again, they showed no concern about that victim. The evidence shows that Mr. Paterno was made aware of the 1998 investigation of Sandusky, followed it closely, but failed to take any action, even though Sandusky had been a key member of his coaching staff for almost 30 years, and had an office juststeps away from Mr. Paterno's. At the very least, Mr. Paterno could have alerted the entire football staff, in order to prevent Sandusky from bringing another child into the Lasch Building."

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I said it in an earlier thread - I don't care if you're my best friend on Earth - I find out you're raping children I'm going to do something about it.


    
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Ginny
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 1:01 PM 

I don't understand what is wrong with people.

 
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Anny
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 1:30 PM 

It's tough for me to even hear about this/read about it. It is just mind blowingly disgusting. What a very sick man. What kind of mental olympics did these others who covered up for him do to justify that to themselves.

I can't think of a suitable punishment.





 
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Appalled
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 1:57 PM 

How about death, since he is dead.

This is no shock to any thinking person. PSU Alumini are impossible though, I even heard one person say maybe he didn't know what it meant to molest a boy.

I say look at the bright side, PSU is still better than the catholic church!

 
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Kohsblocks
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July 12 2012, 2:03 PM 

It seems people were scared to lose their jobs too, and that's disgusting as an excuse. Poor young boys had to suffer horribly, because grown men didn't do the right thing at right time, and REPORT that sick fucker.

They all should be in jail.



 
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Squid Boy
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 2:22 PM 

I think death and the destruction of your legacy does it pretty well.

Everything the guy worked for nearly 46 years was basically trashed by this.

Hard to respect a guy for his accomplishments playing a game when he's looking the other way repeatedly at boys being ass-raped in his locker room.

The rest of them? How about civil lawsuits in the millions of dollars against the individuals and Penn State for compensation for looking the other way as they were violated by all of these trusted adults?

I'd maybe help my best friend bury a body. But cover up them raping a child? NO WAY.

 
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Anny
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 2:25 PM 

That's what I meant - the rest of them.

I thought someone might offer up the "do unto others" path.





 
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 3:17 PM 

I wonder if college football will finally be exposed for all the other shit they get away with because of this.


 
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Lisa
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 3:33 PM 

No kidding, Deej. I was wondering this morning how the student population of Penn State will be affected this coming fall. Why would anyone want to go there now?

 
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 3:34 PM 

There are many who think PSU might lose their football program.

 
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July 12 2012, 4:56 PM 

My cousins went to PSU and come hell or highwater they will defend JoePa till THEIR death. One of whom has two young boys of her own.
I make sure I give that bitch the side eye at Thanksgiving and Easter dinner.

 
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 5:17 PM 

I didn't think what Appy is saying above was possible - but indeed! The chorus is singing loudly to shut the football at PSU down!

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2012/07/12/penn-state-should-shut-down-program/O6U5mLADVma5EAZSQAUA5K/story.html

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...Shut it down. No more football at Penn State. Not for a while, anyway. And please dont wait to be sanctioned by the NCAA, which moves at a glacial pace.

Now there can be no doubt. The sycophants, enablers, and excuse-makers can go away and stay away. The Penn State Board of Trustees can finally do the right thing and kill the schools football program. Effective immediately. Football can come back to State College, Pa., someday. Not now.

This is not a hard decision anymore. Nor is it radical. Its the decent thing to do, after a decade and a half of institutional indecency.

Please. No weeping for the players and coaches who are at Penn State now. We know they did nothing wrong. But they can transfer. Coaches can get jobs at other schools.

Football simply cannot go on after what we heard Thursday from former FBI director Louis Freeh...

 
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 6:14 PM 

I didn't follow this story at all... but since I clicked this link now... I"m confused. Why were there kids at Penn State? Was it like a highschool using the University grounds?

 
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deej
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 6:17 PM 

Sandusky had rights to use the campus anywhere and anyway he wanted. He brought kids there from his youth program.


 
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 6:17 PM 

Regarding what Neady said - I don't understand that amount of loyalty to anything, especially something like a school. Is that what they mean by school spirit? What the fuck, right? I really don't get that sort of devotion to something that's kinda intangible in a way. Yeah, sure its a physical place, but this attachment is towards what it represents in the persons mind. Its such a symbol of who they are that no one from there can do no wrong? Fuckin' weird.



 
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 6:18 PM 

thanks for the info!

 
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July 12 2012, 6:30 PM 

I have a FB "friend" who was so "WE ARE....PENN STATE!", I wanted to punch her in the face. Finally, this week, she has gone so far as to say she is disappointed.....IF the allegations are true. (about Joe Paterno) I don't undertsand the loyalty in any way. Does attending a school with a good football team and a lot of school spirit really make your life that much better, that you'd defend it in the face of such evidence? I don't get it. It was COLLEGE. You're IN YOUR FORTIES. YOU NEVER PLAYED FOOTBALL.


 
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 6:52 PM 

And not to mention - I mean, do these people not see how this is part of the problem? If you are so loyal to the school you went to that you think someone raping children not being reported and allowed to continue doing it is ok, I'm sorry but you've got issues.

 
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July 12 2012, 6:59 PM 

I think most of those blindly loyal people probably took what Joe Paterno said (lies) as absolute truth and refused to believe he could have been lying. "Aw, look! He said he wished he'd done more! He's still such a great guy and my hero!" Ew. I could puke. That's called self-serving back-pedalling. Who can't see that??

 
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Re: The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

July 12 2012, 7:10 PM 

From a psychological standpoint the super loyalists feel part of a tight and special community, like a sorority or fraternity and they will defend almost to the death, or not want to believe anything negative happens with their "family". I went to a largely commuter university so we didn't have that same feeling but the smaller or long established schools are practically a cult.


 
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