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Joe Paterno news surfaces..

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by RoyTheHammer, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    You seem to be the one boasting about how the guy was not in the coverup, but you fail to realize he looked the other way.

    I think you seem to have a biased opinion, I think that might have to do, where you live, and I have a suspicion you either went to Penn St, or you are a fan, and can not grasp the fact of what happened. The entire county understands what happened at Penn St, except for the wonderful people who live in Pennsylvania.
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  2. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I didn't give an opinion when i started this thread.. only a link to an article dealing in facts.
  3. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I don't think i fail to realize that at all.. i think you fail at reading because i've confirmed several times already in this thread that i agree with the AG's assessment that we judge Joe no further than from his own words.. "He could have done more".

    ..and honestly, speaking of what actually happened, i think im the furthest from the people who don't seem to grasp what happened. Just look at this thread.

    People acting like he is "Superman" Joe Paterno and that he should have had Sandusky nailed up on the cross himself and that he could have saved all these children by himself, yada yada yada.. its a bit ridiculous.. just a bit.

    And as i said, if ALL the people who knew about any one of Sandusky's acts had simply done even as little as Joe did, and just tell somebody what they saw or heard about.. Sandusky would have been stopped LONG before he was.

    (In theory, anyway.. because the police and state welfare agency were informed of a similar act a few years prior to the one Joe was told about and they gave Sandy a verbal slap on the wrist and looked the other way, as well.)
  4. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I did read, the problem is, "I could of done more", is open to interpretation. It could mean, I should of chatted with my staff, and asked if anything is going on, or I should of said something about what I head.

    But, you keep telling people, I told ya so, seems to be working.
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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  6. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Well he did say something about what he heard.. but i think clearly in this case, it means he should have followed up on what action was being taken about the information he had heard and had McQueary give them.
  7. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Solid contribution, as usual. Thanks Brain!
  8. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Joe was innocent of any criminal wrongdoing.

    Joe most assuredly realized after the fact that he should have done more, and he should have.

    Though it would probably be hard for anyone to believe that a person they have known for decades was a monster.

    Joe is dead now and very likely took a lot of guilt to his grave.

    Joe's legacy was tarnished along with the innocent kids who's championships were taken away.

    None of it is helping the children who that monster abused.

    Its just looking for someone else to blame in reaction to Sandusky's horrible crime.
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  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    It was about the best thing this troll thread deserved...I think a few others are starting to realize they are wasting their time with this topic and you as well.

    So...Thanks
  10. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    That about sums it up.
  11. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Call it what you want.. i think of it as more of a "wake up to actual facts" thread.

    Some of the responses i've seen here though, clearly indiate that people are wasting their time.. no doubt.
  12. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Bull. You posted "I told ya so..". That is an opinion.

    And the article didn't deal with facts. It was an interview with a guy who made claims based on the evidence he saw at the time. What evidence is that? He didn't say.
  13. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    "I told ya so.." isn't using any kind of logic to form an opinion on the article.. and honestly, i shouldn't even have said it.

    I do hope some people read the article and come away realizing that there was no evidence to show that Paterno was involved in any kind of attempt to cover up the information he had been given.

    ..and the article most certainly dealt in fact. Whether you chose to believe it or not is your opinion, but this was the former deputy AG, who had access to all the information and evidence gathered for the entire case.. and said that in all the evidence there was zero that implicated Paterno in the cover up with the other three men.

    That is a fact.. again, what you chose to believe is up to you.
  14. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I think most people realized that Paterno was not legally responsible back when this started. Early on, people wondered why Paterno was not arrested and Curley and Schultz were arrested. Then it was explained why.

    The real outrage against Paterno was that:

    1. He knew about it.

    2. There was evidence that he likely knew about Sandusky more or less admitting to molesting a boy in 1998

    3. He admitted that McQuery told him that he saw Sandusky 'fondle' a boy in the shower

    4. He claimed he didn't know what sodomy was.

    5. He did the absolute minimum

    6. And he did not bring up anything when Sandusky continued to have an office at PSU and continued to have young boys around him at the university.

    The other outrage came from the lame defense used to excuse Paterno like 'he did talk to the police.' Schultz has *zero* arresting authority in the state of Pennsylvania.

    I don't know of anybody that was expecting an 84-year old man to beat up Sandusky. I know some people thought McQuery took the coward's way out. But, I think people do believe that Paterno ignored the fact that he was told that Sandusky was fondling a boy and it seemingly didn't bother him that nothing happened to Sandusky to the point where he could not even bother to simply question law enforcement as to what happened with the situation.






    YR
  15. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    to me, Paterno did all he had to do, but having said that, not sure why he had to have his victories stripped

    what he did or did not do had no bearing on the number of wins he earned
  16. RoyTheHammer

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    The thing that disgusts me is, that before this incident even happened, like you said.. Sandusky was caught doing this in 1998, and law enforcement DID know about it then, as did the state welfare agency.. and they simply let Sandusky slide, asking him to promise that he'd never do it again.
  17. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    The NCAA thought it was fitting that they play the role of "judges of morality".. that's why.

    How funny is that, right?
  18. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Although I don't know what exact evidence they had against him. I know from the reported phone conversation he didn't actually admit to it. He evaded saying it sorta like a drug dealer worried about having his phone tapped.

    Still, 2 wrongs certainly doesn't make Paterno and the school's actions anymore right.




    YR
  19. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Completely agree.. just pointing out that at one point, law enforcement as far up as the state government knew about Sandusky and chose to do nothing. Completely unreal.
  20. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    If a mother turns her back and does nothing after finding out that her boyfriend is molesting her teenage daughters, .. and the boyfriend continues to molest her daughters, .. what is your opinion of that mother?

    Paterno is the 'mother' in this scenario to me.

    She didn't molest her children, .. but she could have stopped it. But she decided not to because it would negatively impact her and/or her standing in the community.

    Now she did tell the landlord, who did nothing to stop it.

    Should I continue this analogy?

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