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RandySF

(62,898 posts)
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:40 PM Jul 2012

Paterno family: Sanctions over Sandusky "defame legacy"

(CBS/AP) INDIANAPOLIS - The family of Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno says the NCAA's sanctions defame his legacy and are a panicked response to the scandal that led to them.

The statement was released Monday by Paterno's family. It says President Rodney Erickson, acting Athletic Director David Joyner and the entire Board of Trustees failed by not seeking a full hearing before the NCAA's infractions committee.

The family also says that punishing "past, present and future" students because of former assistant Jerry Sandusky's crimes did not serve justice.

The NCAA imposed a harsh set of sanctions on Penn State Monday, less than two weeks after an independent investigation found that football coach Joe Paterno and other senior school leaders failed to stop former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky from sexually abusing children on campus.

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced that the association was banning the football team from all post-season play and bowl games for four years, reducing the program's number of scholarships from 25 to 15 per year for four years, and fining the program $60 million. The association also vacated all of the program's wins between 1998 and 2011.



http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-400_162-57478163/paterno-family-sanctions-over-sandusky-defame-legacy/

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Paterno family: Sanctions over Sandusky "defame legacy" (Original Post) RandySF Jul 2012 OP
He defamed himself yellerpup Jul 2012 #1
Agree, he removed his own statue as far as I am concerned. The University is lucky teddy51 Jul 2012 #9
He failed the only test that mattered. Scuba Jul 2012 #15
+1. hifiguy Jul 2012 #37
Can he be expelled from the Hall of Fame? petronius Jul 2012 #2
Joe is headed for hell where he belongs. nt Meg_Griffin_1 Jul 2012 #20
Hey folks, this is his legacy... rfranklin Jul 2012 #3
sorry, family. mzteris Jul 2012 #4
Nice try, Paternos. Iggo Jul 2012 #5
with all due respect Paterno Family - FUCK OFF Skittles Jul 2012 #6
Every child raped by that shithead Sandusky cliffordu Jul 2012 #7
Defaming his legacy was kinda the point. randome Jul 2012 #8
Earth to Paterno family tularetom Jul 2012 #10
Once again the family shows their true colors. RiffRandell Jul 2012 #11
And here I thought covering up all that kid fucking already did that. But what do I know. nt Guy Whitey Corngood Jul 2012 #12
The Paterno family needs to get real maddezmom Jul 2012 #13
That family really needs to stop talking. EastTennesseeDem Jul 2012 #14
what did they expect...to get off with a warning? nashville_brook Jul 2012 #16
across the nation, people will learn, do NOT keep your fuckin mouth shut, when a child seabeyond Jul 2012 #17
The Paterno family think they're more entitled than the Romneys do muriel_volestrangler Jul 2012 #18
Paterno's actions (and inaction) defame his legacy fishwax Jul 2012 #19
The Paternos thought that yielding 2 points and having to punt would be enough. n/t SDjack Jul 2012 #21
I'm quite liking Olbermann's response to that. (nt) Posteritatis Jul 2012 #22
Loathe them so much obamanut2012 Jul 2012 #23
The Paterno family is just upset the gravy train has stopped. HooptieWagon Jul 2012 #24
I think it's sad that the students Texasgal Jul 2012 #25
I'm sympathetic to the athletes whose wins were stripped. DirkGently Jul 2012 #26
I'd guess most of them understand the situation... HooptieWagon Jul 2012 #27
Plus their individual records still stand. (nt) Posteritatis Jul 2012 #28
Maybe he should have thought of that before protecting a child rapist. eShirl Jul 2012 #29
These fuckers have no shame. Odin2005 Jul 2012 #30
cry me a river....here`s the coach with the most wins.... madrchsod Jul 2012 #31
I wonder how Joe himself would be reacting to his legacy being erased rocktivity Jul 2012 #32
boo hoo shanti Jul 2012 #33
This is a part of his legacy gollygee Jul 2012 #34
If Paterno would have turned Sandusky over to authorities years ago KurtNYC Jul 2012 #35
They should be thankful they don't dig Joe up and charge him joeybee12 Jul 2012 #36
He looked the other way on a serial child predator. Fuck him and his "legacy". Initech Jul 2012 #38

yellerpup

(12,258 posts)
1. He defamed himself
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:42 PM
Jul 2012

when he made his career more important than the lives of little boys. He deserves NO respect.

 

teddy51

(3,491 posts)
9. Agree, he removed his own statue as far as I am concerned. The University is lucky
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:47 PM
Jul 2012

with the punishment.

mzteris

(16,232 posts)
4. sorry, family.
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:43 PM
Jul 2012

He defamed his own legacy when he did NOTHING.

Though sometimes I have a sneaking suspicion he did not do "nothing", but maybe something much worse than said out loud.

Who else thinks his "sudden death" was awfully timely to avoid questioning. Granted he had terminal cancer and he was old, but . . . something about the timing just makes me a tad suspicious, ya know?

Iggo

(47,820 posts)
5. Nice try, Paternos.
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:44 PM
Jul 2012

These sanctions are about what Joe Paterno did (cover for a kid-fucker) and what Joe Paterno didn't do (call the police).

Keep swingin'...

Skittles

(154,790 posts)
6. with all due respect Paterno Family - FUCK OFF
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:44 PM
Jul 2012

you STILL care more about football than about the welfare of CHILDREN. GO AWAY.

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
8. Defaming his legacy was kinda the point.
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:46 PM
Jul 2012

Get over yourselves and live the rest of your lives in shame.

tularetom

(23,664 posts)
10. Earth to Paterno family
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:48 PM
Jul 2012

He defamed his own legacy when he sat there in silence and let his good buddy rape kids. That's what he did ya know. He raped kids. Kids! And Joe Pa knew it and did nothing. He doesn't deserve a legacy.

And I can't see where this decision punishes any student. past present or future.

These people need to shut the fuck up right now. Before somebody gets pissed enough to make the sanctions as severe as they really should have been.

RiffRandell

(5,909 posts)
11. Once again the family shows their true colors.
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:48 PM
Jul 2012

They need to STFU and go away. It's Joe Paterno's fault his legacy is defamed.

maddezmom

(135,060 posts)
13. The Paterno family needs to get real
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:50 PM
Jul 2012

and deal with the fact their dad was part and parcel of the whole thing.

EastTennesseeDem

(2,675 posts)
14. That family really needs to stop talking.
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:50 PM
Jul 2012

As shot as Paterno's legacy is, they are somehow making it worse every time they make these misguided, pompous "statements," which they do about every day.

nashville_brook

(20,958 posts)
16. what did they expect...to get off with a warning?
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:57 PM
Jul 2012

the sanctions don't defame your "legacy," you did that when you enabled the rape of little boys.

 

seabeyond

(110,159 posts)
17. across the nation, people will learn, do NOT keep your fuckin mouth shut, when a child
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:58 PM
Jul 2012

is being raped.

isnt it really fuckin sad, we all need that lesson?

too harsh? not even

 

HooptieWagon

(17,064 posts)
24. The Paterno family is just upset the gravy train has stopped.
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:52 PM
Jul 2012

They need to STFU. The sanctions are not because of Sandusky. The sanctions are because of what wasn't done ABOUT Sandusky. Paterno is the central figure in that lack of leadership.

Texasgal

(17,087 posts)
25. I think it's sad that the students
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:06 PM
Jul 2012

will have to pay in the way of fines and sanctions because of people like Paterno!

Fuck the Paterno family! He should have done the right thing. His legacy is TRASH now.

DirkGently

(12,151 posts)
26. I'm sympathetic to the athletes whose wins were stripped.
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:20 PM
Jul 2012

They weren't part of any coverup. Paterno was. Losing his "legacy" for putting football over human decency is a fact flowing from his decisions, not something the NCAA did.

 

HooptieWagon

(17,064 posts)
27. I'd guess most of them understand the situation...
Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:26 PM
Jul 2012

and in the long run, the memories will outweigh the W-L records.

KurtNYC

(14,549 posts)
35. If Paterno would have turned Sandusky over to authorities years ago
Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:46 PM
Jul 2012

he would have saved their beloved football program.

He didn't.

 

joeybee12

(56,177 posts)
36. They should be thankful they don't dig Joe up and charge him
Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:48 PM
Jul 2012

with perjury, obstruction of justice, and a few other things. Shut up you teabagging fools.

Initech

(100,604 posts)
38. He looked the other way on a serial child predator. Fuck him and his "legacy".
Wed Jul 25, 2012, 02:29 PM
Jul 2012

His "legacy" will now forever be remembered as he looked the other while a sick fucking asshole raped boys in his office and the locker room and all they were concerned about was a winning football program.

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