Sandusky/Paterno/Penn State

Sandusky/Paterno/Penn State

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Since: Feb 09

Lewistown

#1 Jan 25, 2012
I haven't been here for a very long time because of the threads just immediately turning into uneducated rambling & bashing. I did come here though to see what all the opinions, bashings, etc were on the whole Sandusky/Paterno/Penn State stories. Nothing? There is nothing here? Why is that?

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#2 Jan 26, 2012
Because it was beat to death everywhere else you go in real life probably.

My personal opinion? Paterno did not do what he should have and should have lost his job for it. I do however think the way the university just hung him out to dry as their scapegoat is disgusting as well.
Input

Lancaster, PA

#3 Jan 26, 2012
Here is my opinion on the Paterno situation, don't even link the two together as you just done with (Sandusky/Paterno). Joe did not do anything to these children. When I was in the service years ago they had a code of conduct and a chain of commands that worked pretty well and it is still used today. If that same system is in place at these schools, Joe did the right thing, he reported the hearsay information that he received from a person at a lower level to the next in line of the chain of commands. The next in line in this case was the head of the police (universary police). Sounds like Joe done what is expected of him from secondhand information. The investigation into the four Marines that urinated on the dead enemies is a good example of who does the investigation,it is not the squad leader. Joe has nothing to be ashamed for, he only done good things for the kids, the school,and for me and the rest of the people that knew him only in faith of what they saw and heard from news media and the entertainment media (Football games). Joe loved people and especially kids.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#4 Jan 26, 2012
I understand the chain of command, etc. but had that report been about one of his own grandchildren would he have been content just reporting it to administration and leaving it at that?

Since: Feb 09

Lewistown

#5 Jan 26, 2012
I'm in agreement with you JunkE, I feel ths same way as your first comment. He did wrong, but so did all the others and they treated him as their scapegoat.

Military & being a Mandated Reporter are different when it comes to the "change of command". Once he reported it, and was never interviewed by police, that was a sure sign people were not reporting in which it then fell back upon him to do the mandated reporting. But not just him, all those involved...they just used him for the media hype, and in the end they killed him. I believe the heartbreak killed him more so than the cancer.

I also agree that it's been beat to death everywhere else, I just could not believe there was nothing here!

I won't keep it going because I have never been a Paterno fan but will not bash him now, I just couldn't believe there weren't thousands of threads here.

Since: Feb 09

Lewistown

#6 Jan 26, 2012
"chain of command"...careless typing.
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AOL

#7 Jan 26, 2012
roundthebend wrote:
I'm in agreement with you JunkE, I feel ths same way as your first comment. He did wrong, but so did all
I won't keep it going because I have never been a Paterno fan but will not bash him now, I just couldn't believe there weren't thousands of threads here.
That statement says it all, you were not a Paterno fan, why didn't you finish your statement that you wanted him out like all the others that made statements that they want the Statue at Beaver Stadium removed and all the other things people are saying.
Don't hold you breath until the Statue is removed. Joe was a good man.
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AOL

#8 Jan 26, 2012
The Lord took Joe home so he wouldn't be humiliated anymore here on earth.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#9 Jan 26, 2012
I don't think his statue should be removed. He was a HUGE part of Penn State and gave so much to the university that he loved. His entire career and life should not be judged by the action that ended it.
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Lewistown, PA

#10 Jan 27, 2012
Now that Joe went home, we are only left with memories. It's sad the memories that will stick out is how badly he was treated after all the good he has done for so many. I can see the impression on the face of Jay (the first game after Joe was fired) They asked him about his dad and with the tears running down his face wondering, he answered the best he could. If you have any feelings for people that do good, you wanted to cry with him. Now today you see Sue (Joe's wife) trying to comfort the young grandson. To cope with these memories sometimes the words are in a song like this one.

&fe ature=related

Since: Feb 09

Lewistown

#11 Feb 27, 2012
Input wrote:
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That statement says it all, you were not a Paterno fan, why didn't you finish your statement that you wanted him out like all the others that made statements that they want the Statue at Beaver Stadium removed and all the other things people are saying.
Don't hold you breath until the Statue is removed. Joe was a good man.
Hush up you idiot. I also said I would never bash him.

You probably understand mandated reporting as much as you did my post.
Input

Lancaster, PA

#12 Jul 18, 2012
Does the airplane flying over State College with the banner saying "Take the statue down or we will" indicate the start of the war? The FAA better get a grip on this and now or State College could be a little Syria.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#13 Jul 19, 2012
Well now that the facts are all out I'm not of the same opinion. I think the statue should indeed be removed.

.........or at least turned so it looks the other way!
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Rheems, PA

#14 Jul 20, 2012
Oh, So now if I go to a Penn State football game, I have to pay a TAX to help pay for the sex offenders wrongdoing. Wait a minute, maybe it isn't a TAX, could be a penalty or punishment, the court will need to decide. What a stupid idea from a smart football coach from Ala.

http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/s...

Another idea suggested is take some wins away from Penn State so Coach Robinson can be back on top again.

Or as Bobby Bowden suggests to tear down the statue to make him look better, even with all the good things he said about Joe Paterno when he was alive. SELF INTEREST STINKS.

The football players done nothing wrong to deserve any of this.
Justice for all

Wooster, OH

#15 Jul 20, 2012
Ahh, the price you pay when convicted of such horrific crimes. Penn State will NEVER be as it once was. That is fact, but now its time to move on.
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Lancaster, PA

#16 Jul 23, 2012
Looks like the Penn State President is willing to trash a persons (Paterno) reputation over money. Looks like they were already wheeling and dealing with the NCAA for the best money deal and the reason for the statue coming down.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#17 Jul 23, 2012
A statue is for somebdoy who is idolized. Regardless of all the other good he did in his life, Paterno can no lonber be "idolized"
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Rheems, PA

#18 Jul 25, 2012
JunkE wrote:
A statue is for somebdoy who is idolized. Regardless of all the other good he did in his life, Paterno can no lonber be "idolized"
Is Obama your cousin? From your last comment it sounds like he could be with the contradictions. Give some facts of the things you think Joe done wrong, not hearsay, Facts. Remember he did report the so called hearsay he got from McQuery,which turned out to be not what he said he saw but heard..
JunkE wrote:
I don't think his statue should be removed. He was a HUGE part of Penn State and gave so much to the university that he loved. His entire career and life should not be judged by the action that ended it.

“Why all the negativity?”

Since: Aug 07

Lewistown, PA

#19 Jul 31, 2012
Input wrote:
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Is Obama your cousin? From your last comment it sounds like he could be with the contradictions. Give some facts of the things you think Joe done wrong, not hearsay, Facts. Remember he did report the so called hearsay he got from McQuery,which turned out to be not what he said he saw but heard..
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He reported it yes, but left it at that. Read the Freech report if you want "facts".
Spectator

Lewistown, PA

#20 Aug 2, 2012
JunkE, what interest do you have in believing the Freeh report? It is NOT complete, thorough or truthful. Joe did EXACTLY as the college provided for. In these kinds of situations you report but are NOT entitled to "Updates" on the case. He IS still to be idolized, and I find it quite laughable that someone like you thinks you are competent to pass judgment on someone of Paterno's caliber.....Because you AREN'T>

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