I was more speaking in the abstract.
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The NCAA says that it will decide on whether to take action at the “appropriate time” in connection with its inquiry into Penn State and the child sexual abuse scandal that led to the ouster of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.
Findings from Penn State’s internal investigation into the case of ex-defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky are due Thursday. The NCAA says it has already been collecting information from the probe led by former FBI director Louis Freeh.
The NCAA says Penn State will have to formally respond to questions from NCAA President Mark Emmert, even after Freeh unveils his findings.
The governing body says it won’t interfere with other ongoing inquiries into the matter, and will determine if additional action is necessary. They offered no specific timeline.
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This seems incredibly significant.
Spanier Tells Freeh Investigators He was Not Aware of Any Child Sexual Abuse by Sandusky
At this point, I'm not believing anything until I see all the emails. This is turning into a game of telephone gone horribly awry.
Last edited by Lombardi's_kid_brother; July-11th-2012 at 04:58 PM.
Proving that there is no such thing as bad press, Rivals currently has PSU's 2013 recruiting class at #15.
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Birds are flying out of water
Underneath the sky
I run up to the rainbow girl
just to pass her by
I'll never have a change of heart
My swan will never sing
I have no heart the swan is gone
And now I wear the wings
More proof that JoePa was living in fantasyland:
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Some report being released today
It's over for ANYONE who supported Joe Paterno through this. Dude needs his statue destroyed and his name removed from ANYTHING that has his likeness on the campus.[Updated at 9:15 a.m. ET] Louis Freeh, the former FBI director who led the Penn State-funded probe, said in remarks released Thursday that former athletic director Tim Curley consulted with former head coach Joe Paterno following sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky and "they changed the plan and decided not to make a report to the authorities."
CNN has a live blog up that is going over the particulars of the Freeh report.
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At least CNN is taking a more tempered approach to report review. Learning lessons from Healthcare fiasco
Yeah, watching CNN right now as is the custom before work
Another snippet from the live blog
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/12...sed/?hpt=hp_t1[Updated at 9:25 a.m. ET] More from the findings: “Four of the most powerful people at The Pennsylvania State University – President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President-Finance and Business Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno – failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.”
“These men concealed Sandusky’s activities from the Board of Trustees, the University community and authorities. They exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky’s victims by failing to inquire as to their safety and well-being, especially by not attempting to determine the identity of the child who Sandusky assaulted in the Lasch Building in 2001. ...
“These individuals, unchecked by the Board of Trustees that did not perform its oversight duties, empowered Sandusky to attract potential victims to the campus and football events by allowing him to have continued, unrestricted and unsupervised access to the University’s facilities and affiliation with the University’s prominent football program.”
What a mess. Not one person stood up and protected kids from getting raped. I'll read it more carefully when I get the chance, but the stuff I've seen so far is pretty damning.
I dont see how the NCAA cant get involved now.
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Check this out:
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/12...sed/?hpt=hp_t1[Updated at 9:47 a.m. ET] The report says that in May 2011, Spanier and the school's general counsel, Cynthia Baldwin, minimized the seriousness of a child sex abuse investigation into Sandusky during a Board of Trustees meeting "by not fully describing the nature of the allegations or raising the issue of possible negative impact to the University."
The board also did not make "reasonable inquiry" about the investigation, the report says.
[Updated at 9:43 a.m. ET] The Board of Trustees' dismissal of Paterno in November 2011 "was poorly handled, as were the Board's communications with public," the report says.
Penn State is scheduled to hold a 3:30 p.m. ET news conference Thursday regarding the internal review.
[Updated at 9:39 a.m. ET] The report highlights Penn State's decision to allow Sandusky to retire in 1999 "as a valued member of the Penn State football legacy," after allegations in 1998, "essentially granted him license to bring boys to campus facilities for 'grooming' as targets for his assaults."
Everyone currently on the BOT needs to be replaced. Seems like there needs to be a complete overhaul of leadership. Pretty much starting from scratch. This is mind blowing as far as how many people covered up these heinous acts. I mean, I think we all had an idea from reading up on this case since November, but now that the actual details are coming to surface, it gets worse and worse.
If you're a student at PSU, what's going through your mind?
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