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The Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education are conducting investigations into Penn State, as well. More to come on that.
Too bad the Catholic Church will likely never get its comeuppance for far worse, and more systematic, complicity than Paterno and PSU ever committed.
Yep, Joe sure did ignore things when he forwarded the situation to his administrative superiors who then created a paper trail of their [lack] of handling it.
They emailed each other about how they would wait-see and the one guy said he was worried that might turn out to be problematic, even though he agreed it's what they would do. Basically they agreed to protect sandusky.
I see it a little differently...I don't think that the NCAA's actions were really about child abuse, it was more about letting other institutions know that a coach and a program can never be allowed to become bigger than the school.
^why is it disgusting to leave it? Is the man's entire legacy trash over this scandal? Is his entire career null & void because of this? Didn't he donate millions of his salary to fund the library and other buildings on campus? Taking down statues and removing his name from buildings is not going to remove Paterno's legacy from Penn State. Despite this scandal, JoePa had a positive impact on thousands of young men who played for him and Penn State has largely been a scandal free program.
Quote from: Clevelander17 on July 23, 2012, 04:09:24 AMI see it a little differently...I don't think that the NCAA's actions were really about child abuse, it was more about letting other institutions know that a coach and a program can never be allowed to become bigger than the school.Yep. That's how I took it. The current NCAA leadership was sending a clear message that the "good ole days" and the "old boys networks" are over..... the era people nostagically look back upon as a "better time in history" won't repeat itself. The Powers That Be at these powerhouse schools will be held accountable. No one is above the law. If the hammer can come down on JoePa, it can drop on anybody
Brent Musberger getting choked up on PTI while talking about Paterno's legacy and the future of the program... he seems to think it was a rush decision by the NCAA