I THINK THE PATERNO family is made up of a bunch of idiots.
I understand you’re only defending a family member, but come on, JoePa clearly was the ringleader of the Jerry Sandusky coverup back in 1998.
I honestly can’t fathom Louis Freeh lying and making up actual information from his recently released report.
I haven’t read the report in full -- nor will I -- but he is the former director of the FBI and really has no reason to dirty Paterno’s name.
JoePa did a pretty good job of doing that on his own.
And it’s pretty clear to those not wearing blue-and-white colored glasses that the man was only interested in himself.
Remember when university officials tried to fire him and he shooed them away like they were some annoying gnat?
Or that he forced 3 men with higher ‘rankings’ within the university hierarchy to keep their mouths shut about what Sandusky was doing, so the football program wouldn’t be affected and he wouldn‘t be fired?
How about secretly negotiating all those benefits for himself and his family after testifying about his knowledge of Sandusky’s actions before the grand jury?
Then trying to ‘retire’ on the sly at the end of the 2011 season, so he could score that cool $3 million in bonus money.
The man only cared about himself and it’s pretty evident based on the evidence I just laid out.
I mean where are the people at who are talking about all the good things he did for them?
I’m sure there are some out there, but most have something to do with the football program, which is unlike the touching tribute ESPN did on former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summit.
Yet, his family stubbornly is going to conduct their own study into the scandal.
“We are dismayed by, and vehemently disagree with, some of the conclusions and assertions and the process by which they were developed,” a statement released by Paterno’s family said. “Mr. Freeh presented his opinions and interpretations as if they were absolute facts.”
Um, I kind of think they were, especially based on the evidence -- handwritten notes and emails -- Freeh had at his disposal.
Listen to me closely family of Joe Paterno -- speaking of that name why do you all refer to him as Joe? He’s your father or whatever. Show him some respect and call him ’Dad’ or something like that :
By conducting your own investigation into the child abuse scandal, you are only muddying Joe’s image further and need think about the ramifications of your actions.
Just stop now while you can, because you will never win in the court of public opinion.
I’m not so sure he’d win in any actual legal action against him in a real court.
But you won’t, because like JoePa you are only thinking about yourselves and what this is costing you and your name.
It’s sad all this never would’ve happened if Paterno had done more all those years ago. If he just would’ve followed up on his report to the higher ups at Penn State.
And all those boys wouldn’t have been irrevocably damaged by a known pedophile, who was protected by the most powerful man in Happy Valley.
I guess in the end JoePa wasn’t solely looking out for himself. Acknowledging that, though, makes me sick, because of who he was looking out for.
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I THINK THE PATERNO family is made up of a bunch of idiots.
HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS ROUNDUP: County track set today at Hickory
The annual Mercer County Track & Field Invitational will be held at Hickory High’s Hornet Stadium today, beginning at 9 a.m.
Competing are all Mercer County teams, Class AAA and AA, as well as Slippery Rock. The meet serves as a warm-up to the District 10 championships set next week at Harbor Creek High.
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