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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:13 AM

Who Really Killed Joe Paterno?

http://lehighvalleyclanculariusintrospective.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-really-killed-joe-paterno.html

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"He was fired just 4 days after Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced the indictment even though Paterno was not included in the indictment. Talk about a snap to judgment and throwing somebody under the bus. Somebody wanted to paint a face on this and Paterno was it.

I used the word "killed" for a reason. Penn State was Paterno's life blood. He and his wife Sue contributed over $4 million. Even after his firing they donated $100,000 in December. He saw to it that his players had a graduation rate of 78% compared to 67% among the big ten. Even if that meant suspending them from the team incurring the ire of football supporters.

Where was Tom Corbett on this while he served as the Pennsylvania Attorney General from 2005 to January 18, 2011? The grand jury convened in September 2009. The Sandusky assaults were alleged to have occurred from 1994 to 2008. Why didn't he bring charges sooner? Was the governor reluctant to bring charges because he didn't want to shake things up while he was campaigning to be governor? Were there campaign fears that this could this have affected his donors or the voters who supported him in some way? Why is no one asking why the then attorney general should be held faultless? Could other alleged rapes been prevented if he had done so earlier?

Why hold Paterno accountable to take this higher up when the actual lone witness to the shower incident didn't either? Need I remind you neither the witness nor Paterno were the athletic director in charge of that department. Neither were they attorneys for the school, nor campus security. Why were all the others allowed to resign (entitling them to have the college pay their legal costs) and not be fired? Only Joe Paterno was."



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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:19 AM

1. drivel

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:59 AM

2. Hubris is a killer. See: history, literature, theatre....nt

 

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:03 AM

3. It was Colonel Mustard in the library with the rope.

 

He just died. It happens. He was 85.

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:18 AM

4. Paterno was no victim.

 

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:36 PM

6. Paterno would have died regardless of what happened

or did not happen. He was ill and he was old. He may have had another month to live if this didn't come out when it did, because I have no doubt that stress set him back. But it was inevitable.

Besides that, I will not give him a pass on the problems that hit him. I think of what I would do in his shoes, and I know that I would not have let it rest, I would not have continued to be cordial to Sandusky, and I would have worked my way up the chain of command as far as I had to go to make sure that Sandusky paid for this. I would not have allowed him to continue for years to have contact with young people through Second Mile. He was complicit in the protection of the Penn State football program.

No one "killed" Paterno.

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