A witness interviewed by federal authorities claims convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky and a Penn State booster sexually assaulted boys on a private plane, according to an exclusive RadarOnline report.
My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!
Incredibly depressing in a heartsick sort of way, if that makes sense. I've always been a sports fan, but over the years I've seen so many consequences of our global obsession. This is the worst, and it just keeps getting more so. When did we surrender our moral center? Did we ever really have one?
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
― Lloyd Alexander
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This isn't a problem where sports - and the money that comes from them - was so overpowering that the powers that be look the other way when child abuse was going on under their noses.
This is an institutional problem where the money and prestige was so overpowering that the powers that be looked the other way when child abuse was going on under their noses. A prime example is the Catholic Church. That's been going on for much, much longer than the Sandusky/Penn State situation. The Boy Scouts too and God knows how many other institutions.
Read an article about Penn State losing their accreditation over this. Doubt it happens, but that would destroy the University. It is being considered though.
Wear gaudy colors, or avoid display. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live. Be like your ancestors or be different. We must repeat!
Jerry Sandusky is supposedly working on writing a book while in prison. It will be his second book.
The first book (I'm not kidding) is called "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story"
Looks like Paterno and Sandusky weren't really very friendly as a lot of people assumed.
It doesn't excuse it but it does explain how this could happen. As Paterno later admitted, "I wish I had done more", by that I'm sure he means reporting it to police. If he'd made that one phone call, this whole thing would have turned out differently for PSU.Many of the people who had come to admire Joe Paterno believed that, no matter his own legal role, he should have made sure the incident was reported to the police. 'But, to be honest, that's just not how Joe was in the last years,' said one of the people in his inner circle. 'He was not vigilant like he used to be. I think a younger Joe would've said to Tim after a few days, "Hey what's going on with that Sandusky thing? You guys get to the bottom of that? Let's make sure that's taken care of." But he didn't understand it. And he just wasn't as involved as he used to be,'" the book reads.
Posnanski notes that after Paterno's family convinced him to read the grand jury presentment outlining the charges against Sandusky and two other Penn State officials, the 85-year-old coach asked his son, Scott Paterno, "What is sodomy, anyway?"
Right now, maybe. But when it was originally reported to him about the shower incident?
If Paterno were that 'gone' for 10 years, he should have been let go of his duties a long time ago.
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