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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:25 AM

Starting today Sue Paterno & a PSU gang are going to try to clear JoePa's name. Buckle up for BS.

Sue Paterno, the widow of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, has emailed a letter to hundreds of former Nittany Lions players informing them that a report, commissioned by the family in response to the Freeh report that followed the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, will be released Sunday.
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"I knew Joe Paterno as well as one human being can know another. Joe was exactly the moral, disciplined and demanding man you knew him to be," Sue Paterno wrote. "Over the years I watched as he struggled with countless personal and professional challenges. Never -- not once -- did I see him compromise his principles or twist the truth to avoid bad publicity or protect his reputation."
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At 9 a.m. ET Sunday on ESPN, "Outside the Lines" will convene an exclusive panel composed of authors of the new report to discuss their review of the Freeh report and their assessment of the NCAA's actions. The Paterno family's response to the Freeh report will officially be released to the public at 9 a.m. Sunday on paterno.com.
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Much more: http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/8929860/sue-paterno-defends-joe-paterno-letter-penn-state-nittany-lions-players

I'm sure that report will have some legitimate points. However, the fact remains that Joe Paterno knew about the abuse.
He informed somebody in some form and never took one more step to find out about Sandusky or those kids.
In addition, they can claim all they want that he was just a humble football coach with no other recourse. That is pure bullshit. He was a major force at PSU if not the major force.

JoePa failed miserably at the time he could have really made a difference in some kid's lives. It never goes away.

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Reply Starting today Sue Paterno & a PSU gang are going to try to clear JoePa's name. Buckle up for BS. (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #1
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 #2
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #3
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 #4
mzteris Feb 2013 #9
Botany Feb 2013 #5
spanone Feb 2013 #6
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #7
jsr Feb 2013 #8

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:08 AM

1. This is actually good news. DU needs another reason to generate collective outrage.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:20 AM

2. I'm sure the survivors will enjoy it.

I'm sorry this issue doesn't meet with your approval.

If what happened and JoePa's part in it doesn't deserve collective outrage, then nothing does. Every time one of those jackasses who were involved in some way or their supporters peep, they should be met with scorn and outrage. Those who were abused deserve to know THEY are supported.

AND that JoePa IS.NOT.A.VICTIM!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:22 AM

3. "Survivors." We're off to a good start.

I'm done here.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:25 AM

4. Guess what? I am a survivor of abuse.

It beats being viewed as a victim and getting through it is pure survival.

You obviously have no idea what it's like or if you do you are the one in a million not affected by it.

You were done before you started.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:58 AM

9. Yes SURVIVORS.

Some of us "survive" less well than others. The psychological and emotional scars run too deep. So some call continuing to breathe and go through the motions of life "surviving" - yay.

Glad you can roll your eyes and be "done here". Some of us are NEVER DONE with it. It haunts us, hurts us, follows us, scars us - every single day of our lives.


Joe knew and did nothing. Of course, I wonder WHY he did nothing. I have my suspicions on that one . . . sorry some GD COACH is more important than the children abused over and over again and whose lives were irrevocably changed, and in some cases, destroyed. They lost all hope of every living a normal life. While ol Joe basked in the glory and raked in the accolades and financial rewards. Such a nice guy.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:47 AM

5. Even after some reports about Jerry Sandusky's abuse 2 times he took ...

.... a young boy with him when PSU went to bowl games, Joe Pa said he
never used emails but Freeh found emails that Joe Pa sent, and Joe Pa was
lying when he said he had never heard of a man raping another man .....
this will not end well for the Paterno family.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:47 AM

6. k&r...

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:57 AM

7. PSU '71 here; the Glory Years. This is very difficult for me (I "bleed Blue and White"). BUT:

I can never forget JoePa's endorsing Poppy with these words: "Dukakis isn't fit to carry George Bush's shoes."

Joe was the Power, but he was also himself: an arrogant, demanding workaholic who wanted to concentrate on football and let others deal with anything potentially criminal.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:59 AM

8. Leave JoePa alone

Let him burn in hell.

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