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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:07 AM
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13. Hell, Paterno could have stopped this in 1998, when Sandusky confessed to pedophilia
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 09:09 AM by Divernan
Read the Grand Jury report. (New York Times website)

In 1998, he made an 11 year old boy "shower" with him (sickening details in the Grand Jury report). When the boy was returned home with wet hair, his Mom asked him what happened and he told her. She immediately called the campus police, who investigated, and found yet another 11 year old boy who also had been sexually molested by Sandusky in the Penn State showers.


Penn State pressured/"requested" the Centre County DA to not prosecute, most apparently in exchange for forcing Sandusky to retire. Following the 1998 football season, Paterno personally told Sandusky that Sandusky would no longer become Head Coach after Paterno, and Sandusky negotiated a retirement "package" which allowed Sandusky to maintain a campus office, phone and email account, as well as access to all the campus athletic facilities, including the infamous showers. Even more outrageous, Sandusky was allowed to continue to operate summer youth football camps on branch Penn State campuses. So there's Sandusky, operating out of Penn State's main campus, trading in on Penn STate's and Paterno's football fame and trolling for new victims for THIRTEEN YEARS.

With friends like JoePa, who needs defense attorneys?
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  -Anneewakee - Joe Paterno Rebubula  Nov-10-11 10:10 AM   #0 
  - Thank you for your post.  MineralMan   Nov-10-11 10:13 AM   #1 
  - i am floored, too. i was not even into this story until all the people defending the coach.  seabeyond   Nov-10-11 10:13 AM   #2 
  - I have no problem if you are conflicted...  Rebubula   Nov-10-11 10:35 AM   #5 
     - i am not conflicted. i do not understand the people that make excuses for the coach.  seabeyond   Nov-10-11 10:39 AM   #6 
     - Sorry...  Rebubula   Nov-10-11 10:51 AM   #8 
        - oh, okay... lol  seabeyond   Nov-10-11 11:00 AM   #9 
     - Hell, Paterno could have stopped this in 1998, when Sandusky confessed to pedophilia  Divernan   Nov-11-11 09:07 AM   #13 
  - Your last sentence is what is ripping my heart out. No one protected those kids and they KNEW,  myrna minx   Nov-10-11 10:16 AM   #3 
  - We've got the same thing in Delaware with the Earl Bradley case  LynneSin   Nov-10-11 10:19 AM   #4 
  - Too many cannot see the obvious moral and ethical obligation here  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-10-11 10:42 AM   #7 
  - i think the moral and ethical line in this nation has become so blurred.  seabeyond   Nov-10-11 11:02 AM   #10 
     - I totally agree with you.  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-10-11 01:21 PM   #12 
  - I wish I could stockpile recommends so that I could use them all on this post.  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-10-11 12:03 PM   #11 

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