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  •  I'm speechless (5+ / 0-)

    By all rights, Spanier and Curley should both be out of jobs--and while Paterno may have done what the rulebook said to do by reporting it to his boss, chain of command doesn't apply when you're protecting a child.

    Occupy Wall Street in 2011--re-occupy the House in 2012.

    by Christian Dem in NC on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 06:24:17 PM PDT

    •  and what irks me (5+ / 0-)

      Paterno never followed up to find the victim and get them help. Or to see if the police or child services were called. See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil!

      Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself. Mark Twain

      by USMarine70 on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 06:31:18 PM PDT

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      •  Paterno knew (3+ / 0-)
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        BrooklynJohnny, USMarine70, esquimaux

        He had to.

        Sandusky was going to be the next head coach. But in 1998 there were several reported incidents. Gricar chose not to follow up. But Sandusky is still seen all over hanging out with little boys. And then the next spring, JoePa tells him that not only is he not going to be the next head coach, but that he's going to be replaced. After that it's all about protecting the PSU reputation. Sandusky had access to hundreds of kids through his Second Mile youth charity. And the all the university cared about was him not bringing the kids to the campus to take showers with him. I can't tell you how sick this is making me.

        I know which side I am on: the one that does the math.

        by Grassroots Mom on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 10:36:07 PM PDT

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