How about if the buck stopped where it was supposed to which was those who were mandated by law to report it, which was Curley, Spanier and Schultz. Those 3, ironically, are exactly who Paterno was supposed to report it to according to both PA state law and PSU policy.Acuallty TF12.........Mikes father and John Dranov are mandated reporters. Mikes first report was to his father, then Dranov.
Put it to rest already.
He wasn't charged and he easily could have been. That was the bullet they dodged. Or maybe you don't know what the term dodging a bullet means? It means you are in a risky situation but escape unscathed.Those insiders knew that Sandusky dodged a bullet by not being criminally charged in 1998..Yeah I don't think they thought that considering The DA, the DPW, and the CYS all investigated this and concluded that nothing happened. If all of those experts concluded that nothing happened, why would the administartors, who weren't part of the investigation, think any different.
I did read it and it's exactly why I have the opinion I do about Schultz, Curley and Spanier. The fact that none is a registered sex therapist doesn't mean they didn't grasp that they had a big problem on their hands. The same problem as 3 years earlier.he does the same thing in 2001 and these smart people are fooled by Jerry's saintly image and call it "horsing around" in the showers? That is simply not believable.No offense but I don't really care if you don't find that believeable. Jim Clemente, who has dealt with thousands of these cases, said it is believeable and that he has seen it hundreds of times. I really encourage you to read his report.
Got it. Sandusky didn't work at Penn State in 2001 so nothing would rub off on PSU.We can argue about what Paterno knew or didn't know, but for me there is no doubt that Curley, Schultz and Spanier had one thing in mind in 2001......protect Penn State and its brand. The kids were expendable.And you know this how? Jerry Sandusky didn't work at Penn State in 2001. What bad publicity would there have been for PSU? The fact that he used their showers? What difference does it make? If someone gets raped in your front yard does that mean you get the bad publicity? What else could they be afraid of? Losing recruits? Considering PSU still landed the top QB and top TE in the nation with the worst sanctions in NCAA history throws that theory right out the window.
“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Put it to rest already.
In defense of the people that did not want to join the mob this past summer, did anybody respect their request?
Both reports have equal status with each other. You want to put it to rest? Then stop paying attention to it. Let those that still care do their thing so that the truth can be found as best as it can be and the right actions finally done or undone.
Q: Without getting into any graphic detail, what did Mr. McQueary tell you he had seen and where?
Mr. Paterno: Well, he had seen a person, an older — not an older, but a mature person who was fondling, whatever you might call it — I’m not sure what the term would be — a young boy.
Q: Did he identify who that older person was?
Mr. Paterno: Yes, a man by the name of Jerry Sandusky who had been one of our coaches, was not at the time.
Q: You’re saying that at the time this incident was reported to you, Sandusky was no longer a coach?
Mr. Paterno: No, he had retired voluntarily. I’m not sure exactly the year, but I think it was either ‘98 or ‘99.
Q: I think you used the term fondling. Is that the term that you used?
Mr. Paterno: Well, I don’t know what you would call it. Obviously, he was doing something with the youngster.
It was a sexual nature. I’m not sure exactly what it was.
Having actually known and been involved with a lot of what went on at PSU over the past 25 years, I know this to not be true.yeah sure pal....sure.
Paterno butted heads with a lot of people and if I had to put a number on it, got "his way" about 55-60% of the time.Translation, at the end, Joe Paterno was a fading shadow of his former self, probably senile, definitely bull-headed, stubborn, and unwilling to admit his true involvement in this whole scandal. Most of the time, people simply covered for him.
Either way, one thing is certain. His selfish insistence on hanging around ended up bringing shame to himself and to the university he represented.