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    Incredible ugliness at Penn State

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    Always tell the truth, tell it first, tell it all.....

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    Yeah, this is really sad and difficult to believe happened at a place like Penn State. I remember Sandusky well as he was given much of the credit for the success in the Paterno era. I remember a spotlight on him ESPN did years ago. I was shocked to hear these allegations. The hammer should come down hard on anyone who knew something and didn't come forward right away. There's absolutely no excuse for that.
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    Amazing.

    And Wetzel draws the proper conclusion... No one should be held blameless in this mess.
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    This is sickening on so many levels.

    If this all turns out to be 100% true, Paterno needs to lose his job. Yesterday. And he can take those so-called university leaders with him.

    My only question in this is - why didn't the graduate assistant go to the police himself when he realized Paterno and the rest were doing nothing about it?
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    This is sickening on so many levels.

    If this all turns out to be 100% true, Paterno needs to lose his job. Yesterday. And he can take those so-called university leaders with him.

    My only question in this is - why didn't the graduate assistant go to the police himself when he realized Paterno and the rest were doing nothing about it?
    Have you ever lived in a college town? Let alone, a college town as big as Penn State?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Have you ever lived in a college town? Let alone, a college town as big as Penn State?
    I'm a grad student at the University of Kentucky at this very moment actually, so yea. Maybe not as big as Penn State, but I'd say Lexington qualifies as a "college town".

    I like to believe that if I saw someone being raped with my own eyes I would go to the police about it, if I knew university officials were basically covering it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    My only question in this is - why didn't the graduate assistant go to the police himself when he realized Paterno and the rest were doing nothing about it?
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    Have you ever lived in a college town? Let alone, a college town as big as Penn State?
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    I'm a grad student at the University of Kentucky at this very moment actually, so yea. Maybe not as big as Penn State, but I'd say Lexington qualifies as a "college town".

    I like to believe that if I saw someone being raped with my own eyes I would go to the police about it, if I knew university officials were basically covering it up.
    State College, PA is on a completely different level compared to Lexington, KY. A college town is dominated economically and demographically by the presence of a college. The population of State College is pretty much composed of people that are either Penn State students, Penn State employees, people who work at businesses that are dependent on the presence of Penn State, or young kids or elderly. If Penn State wasn't there there'd barely be anyone there at all. The same can't be said about Lexington.

    Oxford, OH might be the closest thing around here that's a similar "college town". But, even with Miami University there's differences. Enrollment at Miami is less and Oxford is smaller than State College, there isn't an overwhelmingly popular sports team at Miami, and you can drive from Oxford to Cincinnati or Dayton in an hour or less. State College is in the middle of nowhere.

    The combination of a town that's dominated by the presence of the school and the seclusion, given the location, probably contributed to the cloud of secrecy regarding a scandal involving the extremely popular sports team. There's probably not many other schools where something like this would've stayed a secret for so long, no matter what the coaches and school did, or didn't do, about the rumors and allegations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Have you ever lived in a college town? Let alone, a college town as big as Penn State?
    I don't care. If a ten year old boy being raped isn't worth risking one's career or reputation over then that person is a POS.

    I'm disgusted by all the people involved in the cover up. I can't believe we're wondering if Paterno will retire. He shouldn't be given the option to retire. Let's take everything we know about what rape does to a child's psyche and everything these boys have had to live with and compare that to whether or not the grown men who covered it up should be allowed to decide if they want to keep their jobs.

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    Eddie Robinson should get his record back.

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    The Penn State AD and VP have re-signed due this scandal. Terribly despicable situation at Penn State. Joe Paterno may have been legally right but IMO he didn't do what was morally right. He should have been following to make sure at the least a thourough investigation was been done into these allegations. Paterno holds great power at PSU and could have put the pressure on the get things done.

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    As sad as it would be to see such an amazing career end on such a note, Joe Paterno needs to either resign or be fired.

    The fact that HE didn't go to the police after being told of what happened is sickening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    As sad as it would be to see such an amazing career end on such a note, Joe Paterno needs to either resign or be fired.

    The fact that HE didn't go to the police after being told of what happened is sickening.

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    I think everyone knew coaching legends like Bob Knight and Woody Hayes would probally go out with some kind of controversy, but no one thought the same of Paterno.
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    It's unfortunate that Paterno went to the AD and not the police with this and it's too bad that it seems nobody stepped up and "did the right thing". I'm really not sure what else to say about this at this point.


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