Skip to comments.Penn State To Remove Paterno Statue This Weekend
Posted on 07/20/2012 11:12:53 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
NEW YORK (WFAN) It seems the fate of Joe Paternos statue at Penn State has been sealed.
Am told that Penn State plans to take down the Paterno statue this weekend, Kim Jones of the NFL Network and WFAN reported via Twitter on Friday.
Paterno, fired by the university last year amid the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, died in January. His legacy was further tarnished by a scathing report released last week by former FBI director Louis Freeh.
The Freeh report accused the former coach and other university officials of repeatedly concealing critical facts relating to Sanduskys child abuse in order to avoid bad publicity.
Many have since called for the removal of Paternos likeness in front of Beaver Stadium. A banner even flew above Penn State this week with the message, Take the statue down or we will.
Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse against 10 boys, some within PSUs athletic facilities.
The Paterno family plans to launch its own investigation in the wake of the Freeh report.
The announcement of the findings by the Freeh Group is yet another shocking turn of events in this crisis, the family said in a statement Monday. We are dismayed by, and vehemently disagree with, some of the conclusions and assertions and the process by which they were developed. Mr. Freeh presented his opinions and interpretations as if they were absolute facts. We believe numerous issues in the report, and his commentary, bear further review.
Our interest has been and remains the uncovering of the truth.
I know of no coaching positions offered to Sandusky from other universities after his early retirement from PSU. Leads me to believe there were a number of people at other institutions who had knowledge, yet said nothing.
You are spot on Sir. If Joe had called the cops, he would have been called a hero. The stink would have been bad, but not nearly as what happened.
Pride destroyed a great man. Now he will be cast into the darkness.
Sandusky should get the chair. All child molestors should. They take a little ones life, leaving a empty shell of a person.
Their goal was to conceal all the facts. The fact is that by not going to the legal authorities they concealed the facts that they each knew. Once they became aware, then from that moment on the concealment was continuous.
BEST POST. LOL
Bronze statues of Zeus, known as Zanes and paid for from fines for lying, bribery, and cheating, lined the route to the Olympic stadium.
By the fourth century, bronze statues of Zeus, known as Zanes and paid for from fines for lying, bribery, and cheating, lined the route to the Olympic stadium. Pausanias says the first six statues were established in the 98th Olympiad (388 B.C.) when the boxer Eupolos of Thessaly bribed his opponents. An inscription on the base of one of the first statues declares that “an Olympic victory is to be won not by money but by swiftness of foot or strength of body” (trans. S.G. Miller). Inscriptions on other bases similarly urge piety and warn against violations. In A.D. 93 an Alexandrian athlete who arrived late was expelled and fined for lying. He had claimed being delayed by weather when in fact he had been delayed by competing in prize games in Ionia. A fellow Alexandrian exposed his lie and was declared the victor without a fight. Lead curse tablets show that athletes even tried to hex rivals at Isthmia and elsewhere with pleas to underworld deities such as “let them not prevail in running.”
Yep. Sandusky was the leading candidate for the Temple and Maryland coaching jobs and all of a sudden - POOF, he was dropped like a hot potato.
Things that make you go, Hmmmmmmmm.
I say leave it standing,
with a millstone tied round it’s neck.
Ironic coming from members of the Paterno family.
Just one example is that he gave McQueary a job after McQueary gave a credible eye witness account of seeing Sandusky in the shower with a boy who looked about 10 years old with (not for the faint of heart) rhythmic sounds of wet bodies slapping together.
This was roughly a decade before these charges came to light.
If McQueary was NOT credible - why did Paterno give him a job? If McQueary was credible - then both he and Paterno witnessed, over the next DECADE, Sandusky parading around Penn State Campus with other young boys, going to banquets, and using his access to the Penn State athletic facilities as the “currency” with which he “groomed” his victims.
Paterno informed Sandusky of the eye witness account - but NOT actual authorities - allowing Sandusky to potentially silence the victim (who still has never been identified).
That is just ONE incident. The recent report also showed that this was the SECOND time (at least) that Paterno had credible reports of Sandusky victimizing young boys. It is also likely he knew of the janitor who saw the same thing McQueary did on a different date.
The report also showed that officials at Penn State were about to take what they knew to actual authorities - UNTIL they spoke with Paterno. Circumstantial - but quite damning.
Paterno is scum. Full stop. Winning football games does not ameliorate lessen or abrogate his complicity in child rape.
Paterno was determined to die as the Penn State coach, he knew his predecessor would eventually uncover the truth....I think of an accountant who never goes on a vacation.
“I’ve read this but no details. How did Paterno repeatedly conceal? Anyone got any reference?”
In the Freeh report there were copies of mulitple emails between the criminals about how to cover it up, how to avoid the bad publicity, how to bury it and maintain the university’s squeaky-clean status, etc.
One email referenced the idea that they may be culpable later on if the story ever became public. They chose to cover it up anyway.
Google can probably find the full report for you.
If you were to follow the entire Sandusky timeline, you would find that he was accused of similar sexual child abuse in the past, and was cleared of all charges. Although Joe Paterno did get him fired, the Penn State administration still allowed him special access to the sports facilities.
Run the timeline ahead several years and Joe gets a second hand report of Sandusky child sexual abuse from a student aide. He reports it to his superiors, and they sit on it. People (some here) decry his not going directly to the police, but what would they do, he was not a witness, and they had already been through all of this before with Sandusky getting off. You must realize that during this time period, homosexuals were an uber protected class in State College they could do no wrong.
If anyone is to blame for all of this it is the university administration who not only accepted the homosexual lifestyle with open arms, they promoted it with university (i.e. taxpayer and student fee) supported homosexual fairs. With all of this homosexual pressure placed on you, what would you do differently?????
Running out of time if the NCAA or Big Ten are going to ban the team from play this year. My guess is that the sanctions will be announced after this season begins and will start with post-season play this year.
Frankly I think that the Big Ten should just kick PSU out and be done with it. But you've got that 100,000 seat stadium up there that just argues against it.
or put it back up with feet of clay...
1. What took the administation so long?
2. Are they afraid of the pigeons who idolize the one who enabled a pedophile?
I believe we’re going to find there was more than one child molester in high places at PSU. They are animals who run in packs.
Relegate them to division III and make them play all games on the road.