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divineorder Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:48 AM
Response to Reply #57
72. Given The Reaction
Are you sure this isn't a cult of sorts? Football coaches, even long-standing ones, get fired all the time, and the campus may be unhappy, but the reaction is usually a shrug or a farewell ceremony, and life goes on. Riots?

If you read what Penn State alumni say about Joe, he's like a father to them. He donated a library. He was a bastion of morality. I read an article where a girl was working in the school cafeteria and felt honored to serve his players food the other students didn't get. There was a march to his house by students. Indeed the first time they tried to fire him, it was the reaction of the students that got the Board to back down.

He told the Board that he was going to coach the next 4 games, then retire. In the meanwhile they were not to spend 30 seconds discussing his tenure. If that isn't arrogance, what is?
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  -McQueary tells PSU wideouts he's out as coach and in "protective custody" Are_grits_groceries  Nov-11-11 05:41 PM   #0 
  - I wonder why he needs protection?  notadmblnd   Nov-11-11 05:44 PM   #1 
  - Apparently there have been credible threats made against him  ProgressiveProfessor   Nov-11-11 05:44 PM   #3 
  - My guess is that it is because he is one of the key witnesses.  alphafemale   Nov-11-11 05:48 PM   #6 
  - Some blame him for the firing of Paterno. nt  NutmegYankee   Nov-11-11 05:52 PM   #10 
  - I'm wondering why he did so little to protect a young boy  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-11-11 06:09 PM   #22 
  - he SEES a man RAPING a ten year old - and LEAVES  Skittles   Nov-11-11 06:40 PM   #36 
  - Reported tonight that the threats are because he reported what he saw  rainbow4321   Nov-11-11 07:17 PM   #45 
  - Probably the same reason Ray Gricar should have been protected  slutticus   Nov-11-11 08:49 PM   #55 
  - really? lol. you wonder? he dared to tarnish the hero by reporting a rape of a kid. nt  seabeyond   Nov-11-11 09:48 PM   #58 
  - No, it was a facetious question  notadmblnd   Nov-11-11 10:30 PM   #63 
     - ok. good to know. nt  seabeyond   Nov-11-11 10:37 PM   #66 
  - Well, that's the irony  rocktivity   Nov-11-11 11:42 PM   #70 
  - He career as a football coach is gone forever at this point  ProgressiveProfessor   Nov-11-11 05:44 PM   #2 
  - Good  Ohio Joe   Nov-11-11 05:52 PM   #9 
  - Its a good bet the JoePAs assets are safe  ProgressiveProfessor   Nov-11-11 06:09 PM   #23 
  - JoePa may be wealthy now  KamaAina   Nov-11-11 06:08 PM   #20 
     - Same things done for estate planning also protect assets in civil suits  ProgressiveProfessor   Nov-11-11 06:11 PM   #24 
  - Grits, I have a deeply personal question. Do you think McQueary is a victim of sexual assault?  riderinthestorm   Nov-11-11 05:45 PM   #4 
  - I thought about that and  Are_grits_groceries   Nov-11-11 05:52 PM   #8 
  - Thanks.  riderinthestorm   Nov-11-11 05:55 PM   #13 
  - This theory seems plausible to me also.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Nov-11-11 09:42 PM   #56 
  - I posted that thought in your touching OP....  OneGrassRoot   Nov-11-11 06:24 PM   #27 
  - Thanks again for your perspective--and guts.  JohnnyLib2   Nov-11-11 06:27 PM   #30 
  - My mother was the victim of sexual assault as a child by a family friend  ehrnst   Nov-11-11 05:53 PM   #11 
  - Maybe he never told his dad until that night? I'm not trying to make excuses  riderinthestorm   Nov-11-11 06:00 PM   #17 
  - Or maybe he was promised immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony.  beac   Nov-11-11 06:36 PM   #32 
  - There is still guilt and a stigma attached  Are_grits_groceries   Nov-11-11 06:05 PM   #18 
     - I was in my late 40s till I could talk about my abuse.  badhair77   Nov-11-11 06:34 PM   #31 
  - that would sure explain a lot. n/t  OKNancy   Nov-11-11 06:07 PM   #19 
  - If so why wouldn't he or his family make that fact public?  snagglepuss   Nov-11-11 10:12 PM   # 
  - If so why wouldn't he or his family make that fact public?  snagglepuss   Nov-11-11 10:12 PM   #62 
     - Many rape victims suffer from such a severe storm of internal conflict over reporting.  riderinthestorm   Nov-11-11 10:37 PM   #65 
  - Nice he's being "protected"-- too bad he didn't think Sandusky's victims  beac   Nov-11-11 05:46 PM   #5 
  - Don't you get it yet? These fuckers will kill him...he turned on the cult !!!!  RagAss   Nov-11-11 05:56 PM   #15 
     - I think that's what's happening..  Fumesucker   Nov-11-11 05:59 PM   #16 
     - The first post who gets it.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-11-11 06:09 PM   #21 
     - Except he DIDN'T "do the right thing."  beac   Nov-11-11 06:21 PM   #25 
        - My opinion...He would have been killed the same night if he called the police...  RagAss   Nov-11-11 06:22 PM   #26 
           - And you base this on....  beac   Nov-11-11 06:26 PM   #29 
              - We base that on living amongst people who abuse their power all the time,  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-11-11 07:24 PM   #48 
              - SO, why isn't he dead now?  beac   Nov-11-11 07:33 PM   #50 
                 - He got absorbed by the culture.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-11-11 08:02 PM   #52 
                    - Maybe we are having a misunderstanding...  beac   Nov-11-11 08:16 PM   #53 
                       - A university town does have its share of boss hogs.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-11-11 08:31 PM   #54 
              - Rag Ass is on some weirdo cult rap  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-11-11 09:46 PM   #57 
                 - Given The Reaction  divineorder   Nov-12-11 07:48 AM   #72 
     - The REASON he's in protective custody doesn't matter.  beac   Nov-11-11 06:24 PM   #28 
     - The former DA is gone.  badhair77   Nov-11-11 06:36 PM   #33 
     - Actually, it is the former AG that has been missing for six years, not the DA.  Atman   Nov-11-11 06:47 PM   #39 
     - No, it's the DA of Centre County who has been missing...  markpkessinger   Nov-11-11 07:04 PM   #43 
        - Yes, my bad.  Atman   Nov-12-11 07:35 AM   #71 
     - Why Would Sandusky  RobinA   Nov-11-11 07:22 PM   #46 
     - I don't think it's that simple...  markpkessinger   Nov-11-11 07:00 PM   #41 
     - He continued to associate with Sandusky in the years after witnessing the rape!  beac   Nov-11-11 07:28 PM   #49 
     - Curiouser and curiouser  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-11-11 09:51 PM   #59 
     - your rhetorical question:  shanti   Nov-11-11 09:59 PM   #60 
     - I believe Mark that you are an attorney, I have a legal question for you if you don't mind.  riderinthestorm   Nov-11-11 10:08 PM   #61 
     - self-delete -- accidental duplicate  markpkessinger   Nov-11-11 07:02 PM   #42 
     - How Do You  RobinA   Nov-11-11 07:14 PM   #44 
        - Here's a timeline:  beac   Nov-11-11 07:45 PM   #51 
        - Victim 1's report started the GJ investigation late in 2008.  Ruby the Liberal   Nov-11-11 10:34 PM   #64 
  - I don't think Sandusky is in protective custody..  Fumesucker   Nov-11-11 05:49 PM   #7 
  - I saw someone threw a concrete block through sanduskys window  Gin   Nov-11-11 05:55 PM   #14 
  - He needs protection like any other cult member who turned on the leader !!!!!!  RagAss   Nov-11-11 05:53 PM   #12 
  - Or he needs protection like any other morally bankrupt person who did  beac   Nov-11-11 06:39 PM   #35 
  - Yes!  Beowulf   Nov-11-11 10:54 PM   #68 
  - The other thing about this that is frightening is  golddigger   Nov-11-11 06:37 PM   #34 
  - Exactly. Attempts to paint him as some kind of whistle-blowing hero make me  beac   Nov-11-11 06:41 PM   #37 
  - it's just all unbelievably SICK  Skittles   Nov-11-11 06:43 PM   #38 
  - +100  Atman   Nov-11-11 06:48 PM   #40 
  - Just to be clear: McQueary was no whistleblower in all this...  markpkessinger   Nov-11-11 07:24 PM   #47 
  - He's a key witness, and not just to the original rape  tarheel8494   Nov-11-11 10:39 PM   #67 
     - I believe you are correct.  badhair77   Nov-12-11 07:59 AM   #74 
  - You always know you're on the right side when you're getting  Zoeisright   Nov-11-11 10:55 PM   #69 
  - yea, well fuck him. those kids needed some protective custody.  spanone   Nov-12-11 07:57 AM   #73 
  - Rumors McQueary in protective custody untrue, father says  maddezmom   Nov-12-11 08:07 AM   #75 
 

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