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Paterno Retiring At End Of Season Amid Penn St. Child Sex...

Mr. Pesina, If ONE kid was raped, it was one kid too many. He should have called the police. That step would have saved dozens of other kids from the same fate. I have divorced myself from any sympathy I might have had for this man. You don't profess for years that you live for the betterment of young men and allow something like this to happen. He is a hypocrite. He's also a liar and an ego-maniac. His wanting to coach after this has come to light, is one of the most self-centered acts I have ever seen or heard of. May you never know as a MAN what it is like to be forceably sodimized by a bigger, stronger man. And may you never know as a father what it is like to find that your son was sodimized. Joe Paterno KNEW what happened and Sandusky was still allowed to use Penn State as a lure to violate young boys. If it happened ONE time, it was one time too many. This ain't about FOOTBALL. F%#K FOOTBALL. This is about the loss of innocence, and those willing to prey upon it, take it and those who would allow someone to do that, over and over again! There is a special place in HeII for this, I assure you.  (Nov 10, 2011 | post #20)

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If Sandusky allegations are true, Paterno must go

What we heard from Paterno in the last 48 hours of his position of head coach at Penn St. told me everything I needed to know about him. 1. "The Board of Trustees should not have to waste one minute on my situation. The have more important things to discuss. I offer my resignation at the end of this season." Wow. How generous of him. 2. The staement from he and his family that he did not like the way he was informed that he was terminated as coach. Here's a revelation for you... There is NO way he would have liked being told that he was being fired. He got as much consideration as those kids who were violated. One call to the police on the day he was presented with that information could have saved dozens of young boys from being molested. When the full light of day shines on this, Paterno better pray that God takes his life, because what is left of his legacy will be burned to a crisp. I have no sympathy for him, his legacy or what happens after this. The lives of young boys who could not defend themselves have been ruined for this. This man who held himself up as a paragon of vertue, has turned out to be a willing enabler and put his program up as the centerpiece for a sexual predator to violate young boys. His words now ring very hollow for me, "Pray for the victims." he said. They needed more than prayers, they needed you to step up and do more than allow them to be preyed upon. Yes, Sandusky is a POS, but Paterno did nothing to stop him and that makes him reprehensible as a human being. The only justice is that he has the rest of his remaing days to deal with that. He's not hero and I will never look at him as one. He put himself ahead of those boys, and yesterday he tried to put himself ahead of this tragedy again by stating his desire to coach the rest of this season. I agree... FIRE THEM ALL - CONVICT THEM IF YOU CAN!  (Nov 10, 2011 | post #111)

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If Sandusky allegations are true, Paterno must go

Paterno had knowledge of an unlawful sexual act and treated it like a school administrative infraction. The actions of McQueary do not dismiss the non-actions of Paterno. McQueary is not the head football coach of Penn State University. He does not call the shots there. I find the inaction of McQueary reprehensible as well. But I also realize that people like Sandusky and Paterno wield a lot of power and perhaps he was more afraid of that power coming down on him, more than he was the consequences of calling the police. The Head coach of the Penn St. Univerity Football is the highest paid state official in the state of Pensylvania. He is also the most famous man in Pensylvania. You figure it out. Paterno may come off like you loveable grandpa, but he is an egotistical control freak who does not like being dictated to and who displays his temper on a daily basis, and this is a graduate assistant coach who wants to climb the ladder of coaching success and wants Joe Paterno's endorcement on his resume'. The State of Pensylvania cannot fire enough people for me in this matter and I would LOVE to see everyone who witheld any information on this matter prosicuted to the fullest extent of the law. The very fact that people involved, including PATERNO today are talking about the damage done to those kids. Well where in the heII was that concern when it was needed? You don't justify wrong, under ANY circumstances.  (Nov 9, 2011 | post #37)

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If Sandusky allegations are true, Paterno must go

A graduate assistant witnesses a SEXUAL act committed by the number 2 official of a major football university program. He then goes to the home of the number 1 official, and the number 1 official contacts school administration about the incident. What's wrong with that picture? Joe Paterno is the unquestioned face of Penn St. Football. He is more famous that the president of that university. He is the most powerful man at that school and with this latest revelation that he will, "step down." at the end of the year, Penn State University is saying that what he did does not warrent any disiplinary action against him. And what of the child that was sodomized? What of the other kids who were also scared? This went on for YEARS. JoePa was aware of this and Sandusky was still allowed on campus, allowed in the University's football facilitiy, still given sideline passes, allowed to walk wherever he wanted to in Penn State gear, and most of all still allowed to do all of this with little boys in tow. Joe Paterno was aware of all of this. On the day that kid was sodomized, why did Paterno not call the police on the matter? This is not a Universty matter, this is not an NCAA matter, this is a crime. Just as if that grad assistant had seen that kid get shot by a gun by Sandusky! This is a crime against a human being. Paterno was aware of it and basically did nothing of consequence. The only thing that "IDIOTIC " about this is your inference that Paterno did nothing wrong. Well you're only HALF right. Paterno did NOTHING and because of it a man lived in FREEDOM, years after he committed one of the most disgusting acts a man can perform on another human being. What if it were YOU with Sandusky's private parts violating YOU? What if somebody could have done something about it and they instead did nothing? Who would feel anything for you, who would care? It's been ten years! Where do people like you come from with your lack of understanding? Who are you that you would not be totally disgusted with a man, aware of a crime who basically allowed that crime to be swept under a rug, while young boys have to live the rest of their lives with the actions of a monster that called him friend? The only idiot here is you.  (Nov 9, 2011 | post #36)

NFL Football

Book says Walter Payton abused drugs

No figure in the public spotlight is immune to being human. I can think of no greater beloved figure in the history of the NFL than Walter Payton. His life stood for more positives and any negative could possibly tear down. It would not surprise me if ANY former NFL player used drugs to deal with the pain of playing the game. Payton's love for the game was truely great, and I am sure that it was his wish to play as long as physically possible. Why we question the eary retirements of people such as Barry Sanders is beyond me. To be able to leave the game has a healthy man, is an admirable choice. To leave it broken means that you will deal with pain for the rest of your life, still as even a young man. The NFL body at age 40 feels like a man in his 80's. Payton's first years in the league were behind bad offensive lines, and the punishment inflicted on him was more than I could possibly fathom. I cherish his memory. No matter the circumstances. It does not diminish his stature in the game or his effect on the people who admired his work ethic, his humanity or his life.  (Sep 29, 2011 | post #6)

NBA Basketball

Basketball Wives LA: TV Review

Racists react to anything negative from a particular race while TOTALLY ignoring their own abnormal behavior, attrocities and transgressions. Doing so allows them paint themselves as pure, while they hide from their own impurity. Only a sick hypocrite acts in this way. Its a shame that good White people share the same genetics with them.  (Sep 26, 2011 | post #13)

NBA Basketball

NBA talks stall, start of season in doubt

It's a LOCKOUT. The players are willing to play. THE OWNERS are shutting the leage down. Do us all a favor and speak when you know what you are speaking about. Socialism has nothing to do with this particular subject.  (Sep 26, 2011 | post #8)

NBA Basketball

Ex-NBA Player to Surrender on Murder Charge

We live in a society that glorifies violence with every other movie that is made, with every other TV show that is on the air, supported by the NRA which would rather we all shoot ourselves than guarentee the lives of young people being saved by stricter gun laws. If Crittenden is guilty, I hope that he fries! But let's get one thing straight, murder in this land is not about race, it is about a mentality that makes money for gun companies! This ain't a Black thing, thisa aint a White thing and for some less than intelligent racist to come on here and say that Crittenden may have commmitted murder simply because he is Black is about as ignorant and stupid as it gets. I just hope some NRA card-carrying psycho doesn't off his azz!  (Sep 26, 2011 | post #57)

NBA Basketball

Ex-NBA Player to Surrender on Murder Charge

And what do you mean? Are we to ignore Dahmer, Bundy, Gacy, Berkowitz, Capone and the rest of the famous white murderers in US history? Jungle? You can take some out of the CAVE, but you can take the cave out of them.  (Sep 26, 2011 | post #56)

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Has Michael Schumacher's legacy been damaged by his less ...

Ok.  (Sep 26, 2011 | post #56)

Sports

Ex-QB George: I could help Colts

What's this guy now, 50?  (Sep 20, 2011 | post #4)

Sports

Has Michael Schumacher's legacy been damaged by his less ...

Those who say that no one has dominated a sport like Schumacher, never heard of Richard Petty. Google that name, see the stats and get back to me. The longer Schumacher loses, the more Ayrton Senna's legend continues to grow. At the time of Schumacher's forced retirement, he had his record to stand on and few could argue, now it looks that his career is built on the corporate power of Ferrari. A team that he joined a year after they won the World Championship has not allowed him to win one race since the comeback. That cannot help but hurt his legacy. But to his credit, he must have taken that under consideration before he decided to. He wanted to drive and that is in essence what MS is about. He did not wish to retire in the first place, and his showing flashes of brilliance in a car that does not rate with the performance of RedBull, Ferrari and McLaren is laudable. The fact that his younger, just as quick teammate has not won as well also speaks to what the Silver Arrow cannot do. In the end, his numbers will still stand. To many he is still the best, and I'm sure that he will have no trouble sleeping at night because he at least went out on his own terms.  (Sep 20, 2011 | post #53)

NFL Football

Why Does Everyone Believe Michael Vick Is a Changed Man?

Are we still on this? The vast majority of Americans have moved on from this. The man lost millions, served two years in jail and worked his butt off to get a second chance. The animals that were lost were not beagles, not german shepherds, not corgis, not poodles or any other sort of dog that people normally have as pets. They were DOG FIGHTING ANIMALS. The same type of animals that people get outraged about every time they maul a kids face! NO, I am not defending what he did, but the hypocracy of this issue is something that equally disgusts me. In Dade County, Florida as in other places in this country, you cannot own a pitbull. You will be jailed for it. Vick's criminal act, while deplorable was paid for with much more than those who lothe him own or will EVER own. Move on with you life and let this man live his, and if you really are outraged by this, join the SPCA or some other organization and get these dogs criminalized all over this country. The life you save may be your own kid!  (Sep 12, 2011 | post #68)

NFL Football

Eagles, Vick Agree to $100M Contract

Redemption IS possible.  (Aug 30, 2011 | post #4)

NFL Football

He's Michael Vick: Comeback Person of the Year

But how willing are you to bet against them in any game this year?  (Aug 10, 2011 | post #10)