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Is Joe Pa Guilty? Off What?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by fssberson, Nov 9, 2011.

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  1. fssberson

    fssberson Active Member

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    Is Joe Patterno guilty of "child abuse" through his ex-coach? The Kangaroo Court of public opinion... Is this an excuse to force him into retirement? Opinions welcome. Fred
     
  2. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    He knew but didn't say anything to the authorities. Bulge.
     
  3. Jeffnet

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    He should have told the police right off. Jeff
     
  4. Bill Stern

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    He did what he was supposed to do - he told his boss, the Athletic Director. He could have followed up with the A.D., but he wasn't required to. The A.D. evidently dropped the ball, and the shit splatter has gotten on Paterno. In something like this, unfortunately, everyone in the area gets it all over them. Too bad, Paterno has always been a class act, and to have this happen at the end of a superb career is really a shame.
     
  5. Stl Flyn

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    The problem was he told his supposed superior about the incident, instead of going directly to the police. As he said in hind sight, that was his mistake. You have to think that in that type of situation, in that time frame, that was the thing to do. You have to remember he is old school. Not like today. That being said, I beleive that he thought his superior would go to the police, and handle it. Unfortunately, for Joe Pa, he swept it under the rug, in the interest of the University, and I am sure pressured Joe into doing the same, or there would be consequences for both him and the University. Now he has to live with this as his legacy. What a shame.
     
  6. sliverbulletexpress

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    It's a sick world.
     
  7. larryjk

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    Apparently he reported what someone else told him they had seen. Joe Paterno is being screwed because he reported what someone told him they saw. I believe he is innocent of further attacks. Jumping on "heresay" usually has bad results.
     
  8. Baron23

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    He didn't know. He was told by an assistant who "said" that he witnessed it. This makes it an allegation.

    The assistant, who alledgedly witnessed it, is the one with the responsibility to report it to the police. He did not, he went to the Athletic Director.

    This is complete horse pucky including...maybe especially...all the bleating out of self-serving sports media.
     
  9. twoatlow8

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    Joe was wrong, He worked with Jerry Sandusky for 35 YEARS! He needed to confront him not ingnore it!
     
  10. blade819

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    He did what he was suppose to????? No yoyo.... when you see a law broken or directly know of it ya don't go to the AD, you dial 911 !!!!!! Then he sat on the crime for only 9 years. he should be fired! We're not talking about illegal recruiting here. We're talking about CHILD MOLESTATION!

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  11. Bluzman98

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    The real culprit in this is the actual witness who did not report it to the police. In fact, did not make mention of it until the day after it occurred.....what a scum bag. He should have called the police the minute he witnessed it, not tell Joe Pa the day after.

    I believe Joe Pa did the appropriate thing. After all he did not witness anything and his report of what occurred is "hearsay" not first hand knowledge.

    JMHO

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    Wait till you read the details about what Sandusky did.... I've seen some brief summaries, things that Joe heard about in detail 9 years ago!

    Joe is a disgraced gonner, deservedly so. Football wins? who cares.

    Disgusted.
     
  13. ChetH

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    Joe may have done all the law requires him to do, but when it comes to child abuse I think we all have to live up to a higher standard.

    chet
     
  14. BIGDON

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    I hope to God it is never one of your kids. You sanctimonious SOB's he had a moral responsibility to report it to the police. It was a good ole boy cover-up and now he wants to pray for the boys and their families. To damn little to damn late. How many boys after the one he knew about. You try and tell me he didn't know or didn't suspect it - BS. They all knew from Paterno to the President and tried to sweep it under the rug. Why did they ban the coach from bringing any more boys on campus - because they knew. Don't you think Paterno would have asked why?? Don't you think Paterno would have asked the AD who he reported it to what was up?? After all the man had been with him 35 years. It would have been proper to let the PD investigate back them and save some kids. But you all want to justify it by "It ain't my job mon".

    You don't give a crap about the kids it is just that your precious coach is being held accountable in all courts. I hope they hang everyone from the school President all the way down.

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  15. shooterIII

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    BIGDON I agree with you 100%. What is with the apologizers for these scumbags.
     
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    Joe's age makes him a sitting duck, he retires and the world thinks justice was served. That's the kind of cra the lamestream media does.

    HM
     
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    He had an obligation to confront the man alleged to have committed this crime once he heard about it; and he either did not do it, (which I do not believe) or was duped (which I also do not believe).

    As a "leader", he has (or should have) a higher standard than most of us and should be held to it. He feared the fallout to him, the program and the school. He did what was in the best interest of his reputation, and career not what was morally (and possibly legally) right. He may face civil suits even if he skates on the legal issue. Lawyers will go after the money if they can.

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  18. halfmile

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    Good lord. He reported it to his superior. How anyone can think he should have become a cop all of a sudden and gone after the perp (?) is beyond me.

    Bypassing your superior and going to the authorities yourself is a good way to get fired, except in cases where the superior is the guilty one. Getting out of your stall in institutions does not pay.

    HM
     
  19. bpeeples

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    To answer your question, I think he could be indicted for Misprision of a Felony or conspiracy in the cover up. A conviction might be hard to get, but if the Pa Atty Gen has a pair, we will find out.

    Ben Peeples.
     
  20. blade819

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    BIGDON. we gonna get together with Jerry at the Dixie and have a few beers?
    Got a lot for the entire month of March also.

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