The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

The Freeh Report and JoePa - he knew as early as 1998

Joined: May 7th, 2002, 12:38 pm

July 12th, 2012, 4:55 pm #1

So in the media over the past few days, Joe Paterno's surving family members have been making a lot of statements about how innocent JoePa was.

An in-depth report released today authored by former FBI director Louis Freeh pretty clearly indicates otherwise.

The family said: "Joe Paterno did not cover up for Jerry Sandusky. Joe Paterno did not know that Jerry Sandusky was a pedophile. Joe Paterno did not act in any way to prevent a proper investigation of Jerry Sandusky. To claim otherwise is a distortion of the truth."

Copied from the Superficial, because he says it all pretty well:

****BEGIN B&C*****

So guess what the Freeh report found out? Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky molesting a child in 1998, three years before the Mike McQueary incident. Which makes that the SECOND known case of Joe Paterno finding out about child rape and looking the other way to protect Penn State.

What People Not Blinded By Hero Worship Could've Already Told You:
"Taking into account the available witness statements and evidence, it is more reasonable to conclude that, in order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at Penn State University Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky's child abuse from the authorities, the Board of Trustees, Penn State community, and the public at large. Although concern to treat the child abuser humanely was expressly stated, no such sentiments were ever expressed by them for Sandusky's victims."

Joe Paterno Didn't Want To Interrupt People's Weekend By Reporting Child Rape:
"We also know that he delayed reporting Sandusky's sexual conduct because Mr. Paterno did not "want to interfere" with people's weekend. To his credit, Mr. Paterno stated on November 9, 2011, 'With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.'"

And The Nail In The Coffin...
"The evidence shows that these four men also knew about a 1998 criminal investigation of Sandusky relating to suspected sexual misconduct with a young boy ina Penn State football locker room shower. Again, they showed no concern about that victim. The evidence shows that Mr. Paterno was made aware of the 1998 investigation of Sandusky, followed it closely, but failed to take any action, even though Sandusky had been a key member of his coaching staff for almost 30 years, and had an office juststeps away from Mr. Paterno's. At the very least, Mr. Paterno could have alerted the entire football staff, in order to prevent Sandusky from bringing another child into the Lasch Building."

****END B&C****

I said it in an earlier thread - I don't care if you're my best friend on Earth - I find out you're raping children I'm going to do something about it.
Last edited by SquiddyBoy on July 12th, 2012, 4:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Ginny
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July 12th, 2012, 5:01 pm #2

I don't understand what is wrong with people.
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Joined: May 25th, 2002, 12:00 am

July 12th, 2012, 5:30 pm #3

It's tough for me to even hear about this/read about it. It is just mind blowingly disgusting. What a very sick man. What kind of mental olympics did these others who covered up for him do to justify that to themselves.

I can't think of a suitable punishment.




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Appalled
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July 12th, 2012, 5:57 pm #4

How about death, since he is dead.

This is no shock to any thinking person. PSU Alumini are impossible though, I even heard one person say maybe he didn't know what it meant to molest a boy.

I say look at the bright side, PSU is still better than the catholic church!
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Kohsblocks
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July 12th, 2012, 6:03 pm #5

It seems people were scared to lose their jobs too, and that's disgusting as an excuse. Poor young boys had to suffer horribly, because grown men didn't do the right thing at right time, and REPORT that sick fucker.

They all should be in jail.


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Joined: May 7th, 2002, 12:38 pm

July 12th, 2012, 6:22 pm #6

I think death and the destruction of your legacy does it pretty well.

Everything the guy worked for nearly 46 years was basically trashed by this.

Hard to respect a guy for his accomplishments playing a game when he's looking the other way repeatedly at boys being ass-raped in his locker room.

The rest of them? How about civil lawsuits in the millions of dollars against the individuals and Penn State for compensation for looking the other way as they were violated by all of these trusted adults?

I'd maybe help my best friend bury a body. But cover up them raping a child? NO WAY.
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Joined: May 25th, 2002, 12:00 am

July 12th, 2012, 6:25 pm #7

That's what I meant - the rest of them.

I thought someone might offer up the "do unto others" path.




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DJ.
Joined: August 30th, 2002, 3:13 am

July 12th, 2012, 7:17 pm #8

I wonder if college football will finally be exposed for all the other shit they get away with because of this.

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Joined: February 19th, 2003, 8:05 pm

July 12th, 2012, 7:33 pm #9

No kidding, Deej. I was wondering this morning how the student population of Penn State will be affected this coming fall. Why would anyone want to go there now?
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Joined: July 30th, 2002, 9:02 pm

July 12th, 2012, 7:34 pm #10

I wonder if college football will finally be exposed for all the other shit they get away with because of this.
There are many who think PSU might lose their football program.
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