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EWE TIGER
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Joe Pa's legacy

Interesting read.

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Turns out dying was a good career move for Paterno, who we've learned was obsessed with protecting his image as The Last Good Man in college sports, the one purist in a world gone wrong, the CEO of the only clean program in America. But the reality is this: Paterno died a fraud, a coward, an enabler to Sandusky. That's his lasting legacy, and it was forever cemented on Friday night in a courtroom in Bellefonte, Pennsylanvania.



cjared036
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Sadly, I agree....


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StraightCashHomey21
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Wow


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LSUTIGER in TEXAS
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But the reality is this: Paterno died a fraud, a coward, an enabler to Sandusky. That's his lasting legacy,
as a mid-to-late 20s male, this is how i will remember him


TH03
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There are other ways to have a dirty program other than paying players. Covering this up is FAR worse than what SMU did IMO. Joe Pa was once my favorite sports figure, now he's just a dead, enabling coward.


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The Easter Bunny
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as a mid-to-late 20s male, this is how i will remember him


sadly I think in about 10 years I'll have forgotten Sandusky and I'll mostly remember JoePa in the ridiculous B1G Network commercial


RollTide4Ever
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He was too old to handle this.


TH03
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He was too old to handle this.


Don't give me that shite. He was too old to make a phone call to police? Too old to tell Sandusky to GTFO? He might as well have held the kids head to Sandusky's pants. He knew what as happening and let it happen. I'm mad he died and is spared from the prosecution and humiliation he deserves
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GetBackToWork
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It will be hard to ever separate Paterno from thinking of a defenseless child in a shower. Years from now everything said or written of his career will mention this in some form or fashion.

Sandusky may be written off as mentally disturbed or deviant. Paterno will be judged harsher, the "sane" one who chose to ignore the obvious. A lifetime of work thrown away, a reputation forever destroyed with any explanation, if there was one, taken with him to the grave.


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VerlanderBEAST
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Do we know for sure exactly what Paterno was told? Paterno is certainly guilty of neglecting the situation but enabling is too strong a word in my opinion


TH03
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McQueary told him what he witnessed the day after he saw it.


VerlanderBEAST
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McQueary told him what he witnessed the day after he saw it.


Told him what? "Sandusky was abusing someone in the locker room" or "Sandusky was assfricking a kid in the shower"? Big difference. Was Paterno ever told that the situation had been resolved by the people he reported it to? Was Paterno aware that Sandusky was still hanging around campus running his "charity".

To many things still unclear for me to judge if Paterno neglected a bad situation(a horrible thing to do) or enabled a monster(deserves to rot in hell) or something in between.
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Paterno, Schultz said, used the words “disturbing” and “inappropriate” to describe the alleged incident.


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dukke v
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quote:

urns out dying was a good career move for Paterno, who we've learned was obsessed with protecting his image as The Last Good Man in college sports, the one purist in a world gone wrong, the CEO of the only clean program in America. But the reality is this: Paterno died a fraud, a coward, an enabler to Sandusky. That's his lasting legacy, and it was forever cemented on Friday night in a courtroom in Bellefonte, Pennsylanvania.





frick.

As a guy that has followed College football for over 45 years, I am ANGRY. Joe Pa was an institution. Happy Valley. I would rather factor on the memories of how great A coach he was than anything else.


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sms151t
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McQueary told him what he witnessed the day after he saw it.


A story that has changed and was not immediately brought to him? Paterno did nothing wrong legally. We do not know what was said, what Paterno did or did not do, and who ultimately allowed Sandusky to keep a locker. People are hammering him based on speculation.


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Paterno recalled that McQueary told him that Sandusky was seen "fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy," the report said.


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Sophandros
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C'mon. Look at Sandusky's "retirement". JoePa knew what was going on and was covering it up for years.


TH03
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Cool, he did the bare legal minimum. Good for him.


Had he done to morally right thing to do and call the actual cops to investigate, he'd still be seen as a great man. But he didn't. He did the least he could do and wiped his hands of it. That's enabling IMO.


Sophandros
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He allowed Sandusky to use the facilities after that incident. More enabling.


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