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StateProperty 11-07-2011 05:06 PM

Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
A lot of people seem to think so. What say you?

jazz873 11-07-2011 05:08 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
Did he know about it?

KG215 11-07-2011 05:45 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jazz873
Did he know about it?


Apparently he knew about it for quite awhile. I thought I heard he told someone but never reported it to the authorities.

Jackass18 11-07-2011 05:50 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
Last I read about it, Paterno says he reported it immediately to the AD. I'm just wondering why nobody reported it to the police...

mlh1981 11-07-2011 06:01 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
Since when does Paterno have bosses to report to?

He didn't do enough here to stop this. He should have called the cops. He needs to step down.

Playmakers Dad 11-07-2011 06:10 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlh1981
Since when does Paterno have bosses to report to?

He didn't do enough here to stop this. He should have called the cops. He needs to step down.

Agreed - this is shocking/sad/scary all at the same time

Jailblazers7 11-07-2011 06:14 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
Time to clean house in Happy Valley.

Godzuki 11-07-2011 07:07 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
i just read about it this morning. its f'in crazy what Sandusky was doing in their college locker room :wtf: dude must've been hardcore pedo to be doing that there :facepalm

i'd make my decision on how close Sandusky was with Paterno. if they were real tight i'd fire Paterno, but if they weren't very close i'd give him the benefit of the doubt. its hard to believe they covered this up. i mean its extreme, and u'd think if u knew anything about it the police would be involved, and Sandusky in jail. i'd be surprised if Paterno was that ignorant to it all...

JMT 11-07-2011 07:10 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlh1981
Since when does Paterno have bosses to report to?

He didn't do enough here to stop this. He should have called the cops. He needs to step down.



Agreed. Yes, he observed the letter of the law by reporting something (nobody appears sure of what) to his "superior". But, when he sees Sandusky using the facilities the next week and month and year, he never thinks to ask "Hey, AD who has to ask to come into my office. Whatever happened with the guy who they saw molesting a little boy in the football team's shower?"

He'd have a far better excuse had he seen it himself. With those Mr Magoo glasses, he could have said he thought it was a bear riding a bike.

Real Men Wear Green 11-07-2011 07:44 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
A shame for his career to be ended by this and it wouldn't surprise me if he passed away soon after, he seems like the type that lives for what he does. But apparently there have been something like 40 counts. If you know you can't permit this, there's no friendship that justifies this. This is a mindbogglingly disgusting scandal and if you have any kind of moral code you can't let it slide. And that goes doubly so if you're supposed to be setting an example for all the young men parents entrust to you as a coach.

InspiredLebowski 11-07-2011 08:26 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
Absolutely. I'm technically a Purdue booster (I think), this happened there they wouldn't get another cent until every single person associated was gone. The employees of a university obviously are the faces of the school, and to a lesser degree sometimes entire states/regions. That the kind of black mark you want associated with your school?

niko 11-07-2011 08:38 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
Him and Sadunksy worked very closely. At best, he knew something was wrong and did his best to keep his head in the sand. At worse, this was a terrible coverup. And the charges are heinous, rape, etc. As late as 2007 this same person who supposably was not supposed to be around and told not to be in company of small boys came to a closed practice with a 10 yr old boy.

They used to joke that if a Penn State player had one drink too many, Joe Paterno already knew before that player came home, because 10 people in town called him including the players friends. He is king there. To think he knew nothing is a huge stretch.

I'm not a Penn State basher by any means. I always rooted for them and always respected Paterno. He was like a Coach K to me, even if you wanted them to lose you couldn't not respect what they built. But he 100% should resign and even though he's gone soon (after this season) he really should resign now.

InspiredLebowski 11-07-2011 08:46 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 


"May no act of ours bring shame" is a line of Penn State's alma mater

kentatm 11-07-2011 09:31 PM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
No I dont think he should step down.

He never witnessed anything so why in the world should he have been the one to call the cops?

If a person you barely knew came to you and said they saw a coworker of 30 years diddling a kid would you rush out to call the cops right then?

He told his superiors and that is really all he needed to do. Its not his fault the investigation never went down. He probably assumed the dude who saw it made it all up.

And so what if JoePa had a good handle on what was going on in Happy Valley most of the time? Sandusky was obviously fairly careful since he was only caught once.

The person that saw what was going on should be the one catching hell for not going to the cops. Not Paterno.

RedBlackAttack 11-08-2011 12:01 AM

Re: Should Joe Paterno be fired/step down over this Sandusky shit?
 
I'm not sure what to think of Paterno's culpability in this whole thing. All I know is that I am incredibly disturbed after reading the 23-page indictment yesterday.

First of all, I remember when Jerry Sandusky retired being incredibly confused, because it was widely felt that he would be the one to inherit the program from Paterno. I remember having several conversations with friends about what a surprise it was that he was retiring while in his 50s and after so much success.

Now, it is clear how things went. The idea that he retired to focus on his 'charity work' is pretty unlikely to me, at this point. I think that PSU did everything in their power to avoid what is happening right now and that included a quiet exit for Sandusky.

That hasn't been alleged, but it is just too logical not to deduce.

What baffles me is that he was allowed to continue using facilities long after the faculty and Paterno knew about the charges. I mean, what the f#ck?


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