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Legacy In Tatters? Joe Paterno Tarnished By Freeh Report, But Supporters Remain

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.


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Somers’ Monologue: Say It Ain’t So, Joe — And The Freeh Report Says He Did

At not-so-Happy Valley, there’s plenty of shame, soil and stain to go around. Legacies, legends and reputations ruined. Innocence forever gone.


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Palladino: Any Way You Look At It, Joe Paterno Simply Never Got It

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.


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Keidel: From Happy Valley To Death Valley

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.


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Freeh Report: Paterno, Penn State Officials Hid ‘Critical Facts’ Regarding Sandusky Abuse

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.”


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Silverman: Suspend Penn State Football For At Least Two Years

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.


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Paterno Defends Penn State Football Program In Posthumously Released Op-Ed

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.


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Many Waiting To Read Penn State Report On Sandusky

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.


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Keidel: Paterno’s Pantheon

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.


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Kallas: Sandusky Verdict The End Of A Disaster Or The Beginning?

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.


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Palladino: Sandusky Case A Lesson For All Schools

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.


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Keidel: Penn State Of Mind

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…


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Psychologist Said Sandusky’s Behavior Fit Profile Of A Likely Pedophile

A psychologist who looked into a 1998 allegation against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky told police at the time that his behavior fit the profile of a likely pedophile.


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Keidel: The Joe Paterno Apologist

What are we, as a nation and a species, knowing that we’re branding the handling of these crimes as merely a speed bump on the road to immortality? To recall Paterno sans Sandusky is like talking Nixon without Watergate. They are essential to each man’s legacy.


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Joe Paterno Memorial Caps Emotional Week At Penn State

Jay Paterno leaned over his dying father, gave him a kiss, and whispered in his ear. “Dad, you won,” he said.