(Closed) Thoughts on Penn Sate

posted 8 years ago in College
  • poll: Should Joe Paterno have been fired?
    Yes, he should have done more to protect the victims : (106 votes)
    77 %
    No, he did what was required under the law : (21 votes)
    15 %
    Unsure : (11 votes)
    8 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 62
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Corrected by more knowledgeable posters! 🙂

    Post # 63
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Just to clarify, the board also fired the school president, Graham Spanier, last night.

    Post # 65
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MrsWrangler: Oh believe me, I think everyone involved’s heads should roll for this including Mike McQueary. Never said otherwise.  But isn’t Tom Bradley the replacement coach?

    Post # 66
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    Bee Keeper
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    @MrsWrangler: Again, just to clarify. Tom Bradley is the interim head coach. McQueary will be coaching but he is not “replacing” Paterno.

    Still agree its f’d up he hasn’t faced any consequences (yet).

    Post # 67
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @Lt.Columbo:

    @LGenz:

    Sorry, misread that statement earlier on the board. That he will coach, but not as the head coach.

    I still think it’s despicable.

    Post # 69
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m not saying I agree or disagree with Penn State’s decision.  However, I hold the coach who actually witnessed the incident more culpable because he should have gone to the police about this prior to going to Joe Paterno who went to the AD and the Penn State President.  Since Joe Paterno did not actually witness it, could he have just gone to the police and said “I heard that this coach molestated a child?” The police were/are going to want the actual witness.  Joe Paterno should have urged the coach who witnessed it to go to the police, but he didn’t and for that it’s a lack of judgment.  It sickens and disgusts me that for years the pedophile had access to his adoptive, foster, and other children and no one alerted the police.

    Post # 70
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @hisgoosiegirl: Yes, I deleted my original statement 🙂

     

    Post # 72
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    Sugar bee
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    @hisgoosiegirl: True. I just think removal of someone who didn’t witness the event and didn’t report it to the cops vs. keeping on an adult who witnessed the event, waited til the next day to report to his superior, and didn’t save the kid/call the cops immediately is awful.

    Post # 73
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    Busy bee
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    @quiche: agreed.

    I’m not buying the “we did what we legally had to do”. Morally, ethically — HUMANLY — a number of those in charge (not just Paterno) acted cowardly, they failed to protect those who were vulnerable, and they did not stop what is a heinous, terrible, life-ruining act. I’m disgusted and nauseated by the whole thing. Find a ten year old boy you know and love and think that this could have been him. You won’t get past 10 seconds of even *thinking* about it without wanting to vomit or cry.

     

    Post # 74
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @ttn133: I am not sure how your issueing a statement on facebook makes the situation any more acceptable. All of them were wrong and those that continue to defend the program of those inolved are denying the tragedy that has happened to these boys. I am from a state that takes sports and school pride very seriously, and if I found out our “legend” was involved in the same way I would feel so disgusted. There wouldn’t be an ounce of me that would defend them.

    Post # 75
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    What pisses me off is how scummy everyone acted.  The psu students and alumni have always had a holier-than-thou stance when it came to college football.  We would look down on the likes of OSU, Miami, & USC because of minor scandals.  We always thought we were in heaven and JoPa was our god.  Heck, we even nicknamed the campus “Happy Valley.”

    It is a disgrace that we have these a-holes running the place.  PSU football will be lucky if it doesn’t get the death penalty. 

    I really hope and pray that if I ever see a child being harmed this way that I would have the balls to call the police asap or hit the perp with mace.  I don’t think I would be able to sleep at night knowing that this happened and making sure he was behind bars.

    Post # 76
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    Busy bee
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    oh, and for those of you who didn’t know, Graham Spanier is a joke.  Good riddance.  Sorry your name is on my diploma.

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