That Aud Smell, on 10 November 2011 - 09:54 AM, said:
the concern appears to be that he didn't go to an unbiased, outside police authority (one that didn't have a vested interest in protecting the institution); one associated with a criminal justice system that would have jurisdiction to prosecute sandusky.
also, after having reported to the VP of operations and ostensibly discharged his legal duty (which he probably he did), it appears that paterno was complicit in an arrangement that allowed sandusky to retire at an early age (55) in exchange for a cover-up of past criminal acts and continued access to PSU facilities.
paterno's failing may not have been a legal one, but it was a moral one. and it was a biggie.
Touched by Boyes, on 10 November 2011 - 03:46 PM, said:
the timeline you linked to further indicates that there are definitely some serious wrongdoings going on. It looks like numerous people at PSU knew what was going on fairly early on and continued to allow Sandusky access to the PSU campus and to young boys in the charity.
These rumors, that Paterno knew about his earlier assualts and he forced Sandusky into retirement as a sort of punishment, are the most damning. He can't hide behind "I didn't know exactly what the grad assistant was telling me and it was vague and confusing". If that is true, then not only should Paterno have rightly lost his job, but he should be tossed in jail too.
spndnchz, on 10 November 2011 - 01:07 PM, said:
There were 8 victims of this guy. EIGHT. Multiple people knew it was happening. From the parents, to high school football and wrestling coaches, to athletic directors, to the graduate assistant, to Paterno, to VP's and President of PSU, to Director of Campus Police to even janitors. When will people wake the ###### up.
ESPN ran Barry Switzer's statement on the whole mess, and he summed it up perfectly - everyone knew. The way college coaching staffs are set up, they all knew. And if they all knew, then that meant that wives, friends, admins, girlfriends - others outside the program knew. And they all went along and didn't say a thing because they didn't want to screw up the image of college football Camelot.
shrader, on 10 November 2011 - 03:58 PM, said:
I just read the stuff specific to the grad assistant coach. The whole thing just doesn't make much sense to me. You call your father and not some sort of authority immediately? His immediate thought was self-preservation and not the well-being of that 10 year old boy. I say throw him in with the rest of them.