Re: PATERNO ( The FRAUD ) FIRED!!!
posted at 11/11/2011 11:20 AM EST
In Response to Re: PATERNO ( The FRAUD ) FIRED!!!
To call Paterno "an unconscious human being", who "lost his soul" is grossly unfair...in light of the above. There was one person who told him about an "incident" regarding Sandusky and a boy in a shower. We don't know exactly what Paterno was told. We do know that the "witness" didn't think enough of the incident to personally intervene, or report it to the police. Thereafter, Paterno reported it to the AD. We don't know what transpired thereafter...whether there was an internal investigation, or what. Let's wait until more facts come out before we condemn Paterno. - TEXAS PAT WHAT A CROCK - WHERE WAS PATERNO'S "SOUL" WHEN HE PRE-EMPTIVELY TRIED TO DICTATE HIS TERMS TO THE UNIVERSITY AND THE WORLD WITH A PRESS RELEASE ABOUT WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO REGARDING HIS EMPLOYMENT. THE GUY CLEARLY ONLY CARED ABOUT HIMSELF AND HIS WINS AND LENGTH OF TENURE. PENN STATE TRIED TO PUSH HIM OUT YEARS AGO ONLY TO BE CUT OFF IN THEIR EFFORTS DUE TO HIS POWER WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY. HE IS PENN STATE. THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM IS HIS PROGRAM. ITS HIS JOB TO KEEP IT CLEAN NOT JUST REGARDING THE KIDS, BUT HIS STAFF, TOO. YOU ASK US NOT TO JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS, BUT YOU HAVE BY ASSUMING THAT HE ONLY KNEW ABOUT ONE "INCIDENT". INCIDENT? REALLY? IS THAT HOW YOU WANT TO CHARACTERIZE THIS? EVEN PATERNO IN HIS TESTIMONY DIDN'T DESCRIBE IT AS BENIGNLY AS YOU JUST HAVE. HE TOLD THE GRAND JURY THAT HE WAS TOLD OF HIS FORMER ASSISTANT'S SEXUAL ENCOUNTER WITH A BOY. WE MAY NOW BE FINDING OUT THAT THE WITNESS' FATHER AND SANDUSKY MAY HAVE ALSO BEEN FRIENDS. IS THIS WHY THE WITNESS IS STILL ON THE STAFF? AS I DID LAST NIGHT, I'LL WRAP IT UP THIS WAY. 1. PATERNO WAS TOLD OF A SEXUAL ENCOUNTER PER THE GJ TESTIMONY. EVEN IF THE UNIVERSITY DID NOTHING MORE, MORALLY PATERNO COULD HAVE. HE HAD THE POWER TO DO SO AND DIDN'T. 2. IF PATERNO DIDN'T TRUST THE WITNESS AND/OR HIS TESTIMONY, THEN WHY DID THAT WITNESS REMAIN ON THE PSU STAFF? 3 IF PATERNO DID TRUST THE WITNESS AND HIS TESTIMONY (IF HE'S ON PATERNO'S STAFF THAT CAN BE ARGUED), THEN REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE UNIVERSITY DID OR DID NOT DO, PATERNO MADE A CONSCIOUS DECISION TO DO NOTHING MORE. 4. GIVEN PATERNO'S POWER AT THAT UNIVERSITY, HE CAN NEVER BE CONSIDERED A PUPPET OF ANYONE.
Posted by UD6
Doggg: I almost never, ever agree with your posts/opinions. But on this count - your post/opinion is spot on. You're absolutely right - anyone with an iota of intelligence, when given the information as described in the GJ testimony, should have, in this order: contacted police/authorities, informed the school administrators, ensure complete and total cooperation with authorities, got rid of that child rapest toot-sweet, then investigate so thoroughly as to find out the identies of each and every child so the university could PAY for what will undoubtedly be a long road to mental recovery - and I mean pay every last time even if the totals run into the hundreds of millions. The folks opining about Joepa's age, legend-status, yada, yada, are so far removed of the concept of personal responsibility it's laughably tragic. The victims in this case are children - their welfare should have been priority one - it wasn't, Joe's culpable, if not criminally negligent, and deserved his fate far sooner than he got it. One more thing, the total arrogance of his "I'm going to retire after the season, so the Regants shouldn't waste their time...." is an absolute pile of horse manure and again, shows full well his lost grip on the total reality of the situation. A pox on Joe's house and I hope he lives another 80+ years so he has a good long time to reflect on his in-actions and the effects of those in-actions a what may turn out to be up to 20 plus children.