Some are calling for PSU to receive the NCAA’s “death penalty,” while others want the statue of Paterno in front of Beaver Stadium to be taken down at once.
At not-so-Happy Valley, there’s plenty of shame, soil and stain to go around. Legacies, legends and reputations ruined. Innocence forever gone.
If the past couple of days taught us anything, it was that Penn State football coach and campus deity Joe Paterno never did get it.
To the Paterno Apologist who has been so vocal in not only bashing me but also defending their hero, the disgraced gridiron professor, extolling Penn State’s higher calling, you may go home now. Don’t speak. Ever.
The report concluded that Joe Paterno, president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz “failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.”
The football program turned its back on society’s smallest and weakest because it would have impacted its financial coffers and overall power. That decision was morally bankrupt. Justice needs to be visited on the Penn State football team.
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno defended his program’s integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of the report that could forever mar his legacy.
The team brought in by Penn State to investigate how the university handled molestation accusations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will release its highly anticipated report Thursday.
Joe Paterno, it turns out wasn’t Mr. Magoo, blind and banging into walls while peripheral elements ran the show behind his formerly beloved back. No, it turns out Jerry Sandusky got more help from his head coach than you thought.
The disconnect between Jerry Sandusky and what happened and, arguably, the disconnect between his lawyer, Joe Amendola, and what happened before and during the trial mark the end of an unmitigated disaster.
Never again can any head coach of an athletic program assume a role so big, a face so imposing as Paterno’s, that it steers the policies and actions of an entire university.
Sandusky showed little emotion as the verdict was read. The judge ordered him to be taken to the county jail to await sentencing in about three months.
Unless we’ve been dreaming about the ghastly revelations that swallowed Penn State and Jerry Sandusky over the last seven months, he’s going to prison for the rest of his life. Which raises a few questions…
Jerry Sandusky was either a “predatory pedophile” who lured young boys to Penn State with gifts and access to big-time football, or a victim of now-grown men who lied to get a payout, attorneys argued Thursday.
Surprisingly, the prosecution may rest as early as Friday in the state court prosecution of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.