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« Reply #2340 on: July 12, 2012, 07:38:05 PM »

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Sally Jenkins: OPINION | The truth is, Paterno lied
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Sally Jenkins
Thursday, Jul 12, 2012

Joe Paterno was a liar, there’s no doubt about that now. He was also a cover-up artist. If the Freeh Report is correct in its summary of the Penn State child molestation scandal, the public Paterno of the last few years was a work of fiction. In his place is a hubristic, indictable hypocrite.

In the last interview before his death, Paterno insisted as strenuously as a dying man could that he had absolutely no knowledge of a 1998 police inquiry into child molestation accusations against his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. This has always been the critical point in assessing whether Paterno and other Penn State leaders enabled Sandusky’s crimes.

If Paterno knew about ’98, then he wasn’t some aging granddad who was deceived, but a canny and unfeeling power broker who put protecting his reputation ahead of protecting children.

If he knew about ’98, then he understood the import of graduate assistant Mike McQueary’s distraught account in 2001 that he witnessed Sandusky assaulting a boy in the Penn State showers.

If he knew about ’98, then he also perjured himself before a grand jury.

Guilty.

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« Reply #2341 on: July 12, 2012, 08:28:37 PM »

http://twitter.com/sganim
4m Sara Ganim ‏@sganim
Joe ‪#Paterno‬'s name removed from child care center at ‪#Nike‬ headquarters http://bit.ly/Nt22CW

7m Sara Ganim ‏@sganim
With Freeh Report out, the spotlight turns to the NCAA and how it will deal with ‪#psu‬ via @StefanieLoh http://bit.ly/MkwNvQ

10m Sara Ganim ‏@sganim
Former ‪#psu‬ president Graham Spanier never concealed anything from law enforcement, attorneys say http://bit.ly/PPT8BP

1m Sara Ganim ‏@sganim
Analysis: FBI Director Louis Freeh, state's results differ greatly on ‪#Paterno‬. Why? http://bit.ly/OBhpXk
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« Reply #2342 on: July 12, 2012, 08:30:54 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/07/analysis_fbi_director_louis_fr.html
Analysis: FBI Director Louis Freeh, state's results differ greatly. Why?
By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News
Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7:11 PM     Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 8:16 PM

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« Reply #2343 on: July 12, 2012, 09:09:02 PM »

Thanks Muffy...a comment from your last post:-

July 12, 2012 at 8:27PM

"Sandusky had a children’s charity he abused by forging documents to find and prey on boys."

To what information is this referring? end quote

I was wondering about this, as well. Second Mile is surely next in line for close scrutiny? Sandusky was not the Lone Ranger here.
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« Reply #2344 on: July 12, 2012, 10:20:42 PM »

Thanks Muffy...a comment from your last post:-

July 12, 2012 at 8:27PM

"Sandusky had a children’s charity he abused by forging documents to find and prey on boys."

To what information is this referring? end quote

I was wondering about this, as well. Second Mile is surely next in line for close scrutiny? Sandusky was not the Lone Ranger here.


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I vaguely remember reading something about this.  It may have had something to do with when he was trying to keep seeing Matt, and eventually he managed to get him away from Matt's mom etc., and there were other instances IIRC.   If I find information, a source, article etc., I'll post it.  But yes, I think there were questionable documents.   Frankly, I think TSM is already under scrutiny.  And I don't believe Sandusky was the "Lone Ranger here" either.   
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« Reply #2345 on: July 12, 2012, 10:31:42 PM »

http://twitter.com/lc_nichols
53m Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Can't sleep tonight? I'll be on @RedEyeRadioNet at 1:05 a.m. talking ‪#Freeh‬ report, ‪#Sandusky‬ and the ongoing saga.

2h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
@bendenkin well, Happy Birthday! And well, I think. I like the hosts because they want to discuss facts, not speculation.
 
2h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
@DJKidAV @partyatindigo that's what I like to hear! Have a great time tonight. (And with the DJ & Bacardi specials, how can you not?)

2h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
@bendenkin birthday? (P.S. thanks for the for the RT on radio)
 
3h DailyWrapWSJ ‏@DailyWrapWSJ
What is the local impact to the new report on the Sandusky abuse? We find out with @LC_Nichols of @StateCollegecom - http://goo.gl/ehdCa
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3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
One more (?) update today: Lawyers for Curley and Schultz have responded, and they both poo-poo the ‪#Freeh‬ report: http://bit.ly/Ofee6v

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Tom Farrell, Gary Schultz's lawyer, also just responded, criticizing the ‪#Freeh‬ report, saying it is not "comprehensive."

3h Matt McGloin ‏@McGloinQB11
Ignore the noise.
Retweeted by Laura Nichols

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley's lawyer maintains her client's innocence, criticizes ‪#Freeh‬ report: http://bit.ly/NkRfZ4

3h Brian Thompson ‏@brt120
@LC_Nichols less focus on a statue and more on making sure change occurs. Not only at PSU but other "football first" institutions.
Retweeted by Laura Nichols

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Curley's attorney, Caroline Roberto: "the Freeh Report has limited impact on the defense of Tim Curley." Says conclusions are incomplete.

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Short recap of Penn State reacting to the ‪#Freeh‬ report. The best quotes are in tweets re: Paterno, Spanier, BoT: http://bit.ly/NkEj5r

3h Dillon Kimmel ‏@dekimmel
@LC_Nichols Muted. Some reporters around asking if people are affiliated & to comment. Didn't seem to dampen mood, though.
Retweeted by Laura Nichols
 
3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
What's the mood like in State College and University Park, folks? Arts Fest assuaging or exacerbating it at all?

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
@fitz_lion Haven't heard from Tim Curley, Gary Schultz or their attorneys. However, experts tell me their case won't be dropped now.

4h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Two radio shows asked me what people think about the Paterno statue and library. I've seen a lot of varying opinions -- what's yours?
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« Reply #2346 on: July 12, 2012, 11:37:37 PM »

 
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/162302206.html
Corbett turns testy on handling of case
By Angela Couloumbis
INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
July 12, 2012

HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett said Thursday that the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal was "of such significance" that he hoped people would learn from it.

But the normally composed governor erupted in anger when asked if Thursday's scathing report on Pennsylvania State University's role in the scandal had given him pause: Had he pondered whether, in his previous role as state attorney general, he could have done anything differently while leading the Sandusky investigation?

"Why are you all obsessed with that?" Corbett fired back, pounding the podium and saying he had answered that question many times.

"We do not hold up investigations for anything," he declared, adding: "You are disparaging the reputation of the men and women in that office who have worked very hard to get to the result - that justice was served and a monster was taken off the street."

After a pause, Corbett said: "To continue to ask that question, quite honestly, is in my mind out of line. These men and women did their job. And I did my job. The men and women on that jury did their job. And that's the story. Next question."
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« Reply #2347 on: July 12, 2012, 11:49:36 PM »

http://twitter.com/centredailycom

1h Centre Daily Times ‏@centredailycom
Coming Friday: Comprehensive analysis of the ‪#Freeh‬ report, officials' response to findings & 16-page special section of the full report.

3h Centre Daily Times ‏@centredailycom
ICYMI: ‪#Paterno‬ family statement in response to Freeh report: Joe 'wasn't perfect,' but 'only leader to step forward': http://bit.ly/N3YZ5W

5h Centre Daily Times ‏@centredailycom
FULL STATEMENT HERE — Tim Curley's attorney: Freeh report incomplete; client looks forward to day in court: http://bit.ly/Of1Q6B

5h Centre Daily Times ‏@centredailycom
More from Curley's counsel: "Thus the conclusions reached in ‪#Freeh‬ Report are base on an incomplete record." Full story, statement to come.

5h Centre Daily Times ‏@centredailycom
Statement from Curley's counsel: "Freeh Group limited in its investigation by lack of subpoena power, reluctance of many to be interviewed."

5h Centre Daily Times ‏@centredailycom
ICYMI: Spanier's lawyers release statement, say conclusion he engaged in 'active concealment' not supported by facts: http://bit.ly/NkJsKJ

6h Nabil K. Mark ‏@NabilKMark
The ‪#freehreport‬ cost PSU $24,344 per page
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« Reply #2348 on: July 12, 2012, 11:56:47 PM »

http://twitter.com/BSDtweet

4h BSD ‏@BSDtweet
RT @DailyCollegian: Spanier, arriving at Univ Pk airport tonight on a flight from Phila., declined comment on ‪#Freeh‬ pic.twitter.com/hIK2oSgX
 
6h BSD ‏@BSDtweet
RT @schadjoe: Former NCAA Enforcement Director Ameen R. Najjar: "Lack of institutional control is a stretch."
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« Reply #2349 on: July 13, 2012, 12:00:58 AM »

http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/bobby-bowden-tear-down-the-paterno-statue-1090077/
Bobby Bowden: Tear Down the Paterno Statue
By Nate Mink
July 12, 2012

Bobby Bowden thinks the Joe Paterno statue should be taken down.
Appearing Thursday afternoon for about 15 minutes on J&R, a CBS-Houston radio show, the former Florida State football coach said keeping the bronze replica of Paterno would cause a continued rehashing of the Penn State scandal.
“It ought to be removed,” Bowden said. “If I was Joe’s wife and family I’d want it removed because just think about this: Every time there’s a ball game at Penn State, they gonna flash that camera over on that statue and it’s gonna bring this whole thing up again.
“If I was Penn State, I’d want to make the twelfth of July the last day of this doggone thing and move forward.”
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« Reply #2350 on: July 13, 2012, 12:16:10 AM »

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/matt-millen-biased-defense-joe-paterno-espn-indefensible-article-1.1113568
Matt Millen’s biased defense of joe Paterno on ESPN indefensible
Sports net should have pulled former Penn State lineman and analyst after report of ex-FBI directior Louis Freeh was announced
July 12, 2012

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« Reply #2351 on: July 13, 2012, 08:54:05 AM »

http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/legal-experts-analyze-freeh-report-and-whats-next-for-penn-state-1090076/
Legal Experts Analyze Freeh Report and What's Next for Penn State
by Laura Nichols on July 13, 2012 6:00 AM

So, what's next for Penn State?
Jerry Sandusky is behind bars, probably for the rest of his life, a felon convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse.
Louis Freeh released his stinging report Thursday that revealed the cover-up Penn State's top administrators carried out, maybe worried about bad publicity and more concerned with the façade of a football program than saving the lives of innocent boys.
The Penn State Board of Trustees accepted accountability for their inaction, but did not make any promises to 'clean house' as so many alumni called for over the past few months.
Now, there's the aftermath – two experts weighed in on the potential future for former Penn State administrators Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, who face criminal charges for perjury and failure to report.
They also discuss the multiple Paterno family statements and possible ramifications for the university.

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« Reply #2352 on: July 13, 2012, 09:45:24 AM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/joe-paternos-failures-deception-cast-shadows-over-eroding-legacy-at-penn-state/2012/07/13/gJQAhVkghW_story.html
Joe Paterno’s failures, deception cast shadows over eroding legacy at Penn State
July 13, 2012

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« Reply #2353 on: July 13, 2012, 10:02:35 AM »

http://deadspin.com/5925443/everything-you-need-to-know-about-louis-freehs-damning-report-on-penn-state-[updating]?tag=joe-paterno
Everything You Need To Know About Louis Freeh’s Damning Report On Penn State [Updating]
July 12, 2012

After a lengthy investigation into years of sexual abuse within the Penn State football program, former FBI director Louis Freeh released a report of his findings today. We're still thumbing through it. It's withering. Here's what we've learned so far:
Joe Paterno Knew In 1998


* Paterno Gave Jerry Sandusky The Option To Keep Coaching "As Long As He Was The Coach"
*Paterno Family Statement Blames Everyone But Joe Paterno, Who Is To Blame
*In 1998, Jerry Sandusky Told State Officials And University Police That "He Had Done This With Other Children In The Past"
*Janitors Didn't Report Jerry Sandusky's 2000 Rape Incident Because They Feared Joe Paterno Would Fire Them
*The 10 Most Appalling Revelations About Graham Spanier, And Why He Could Be The Next One Charged
*The NCAA Is Reading The Freeh Report Very Closely
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« Reply #2354 on: July 13, 2012, 10:50:07 AM »

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/07/penn-state-faces-5m-in-sex-case-settlements/

Jul 13, 2012 8:36am
Penn State Faces $5M in Sex-Case Settlements

The Penn State child sex abuse investigation has already cost the university more than $12 million in crisis communication and legal fees. The university is expected to shell out at least an additional $5 million in settlements, experts estimate.

“I think that Penn State will likely be able to settle all of these sexual misconduct claims for something in the area of $5 million. There will be one or two claims that will be fairly expensive but the majority will go for reasonable number,”  John Roskopf, vice president of Risk Management at EIIA, a non-profit association.
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« Reply #2355 on: July 13, 2012, 11:16:02 AM »

http://videos.pennlive.com/patriot-news/2012/07/mural_artist_michael_pilato_on.html
Mural artist Michael Pilato on Freeh Report VIDEO
Posted: Friday, July 13, 2012, 9:26 AM
  By SEAN SIMMERS, The PATRIOT-NEWS

PSU Mural artist Michael Pilato talks about his feelings on the Freeh report and what his next step will be with the PSU mural.
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« Reply #2356 on: July 13, 2012, 12:33:45 PM »

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1207/12/ijvm.01.html
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School Showed `Total Disregard` for Child Rape Victims
Aired July 12, 2012 - 19:00   ET
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
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VELEZ-MITCHELL (voice-over): Tonight, what`s next after today`s public hearing of the most powerful men behind Penn State? An in-depth investigation leads to damning criticisms of the late football legend, Joe Paterno, the former president, and two of his top deputies, accused of total disregard of young boys who were sexually assaulted. As convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky sits behind bars, tonight we ask who else should go to jail for this obscenity?
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized, created a dangerous situation for unother known unsuspecting young boys lured to the Penn State campus.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Jerry, what do you have to say about the verdict?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: To put the interest of an image or publicity or the branding or the football program ahead of protecting children. The report is crystal clear that that`s exactly what happened.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There`s no indication anybody spoke to him.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There was a corrosive atmosphere at Penn State. And Mr. Paterno was in the center of it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He said, "I know my father did not know Jerry was a pedophile. He said we wished he would have followed up more aggressively.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The facts are the facts. And Mr. Paterno did nothing to protect young men.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They cloud their judgment. And money is like a drug. And they needed another fix. And they had to keep this going in order to keep that money coming.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Tonight, explosive new information coming out about the child sexual assault cover-up at Penn State University. And tonight we`re asking how deep does this scandal run? And who else should go to prison?

Jane Velez-Mitchell coming to you live.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: We all saw that. The public cheering as the jury found former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse. Forty-five. Jerry Sandusky sits in jail right now as we speak, waiting for sentencing. He`s expected to spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

But haul Sandusky off to jail is only the first step. Tonight investigators say they uncovered what looks like a massive cover-up by at least four big-wigs at Penn State. An internal review led by the former head of the FBI reveals a, quote, "total disregard" for child rapist Jerry Sandusky`s victims. Listen to this.

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LOUIS FREEH, FORMER HEAD OF FBI: Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky`s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State. The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Wow. Powerful words. The investigation uncovered those four men -- former Penn State president Graham Spanier and his two right-hand men, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley -- plus late football legend Joe Paterno, knew of complaints that Sandusky was violating little boys on school property and that they decided the, quote, "humane thing to do" was to sweep it under the rug for three main reasons." Listen.

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FREEH: The stated reasons by Mr. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley for not taking action to identify the victim and for not reporting Sandusky to the police or child welfare are, one, nobody told them it was sexual conduct. Two, Sandusky -- Sandusky should be treated humanely.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: What do you think about this alleged cover-up? Who else should go to jail? Call me: 1-877-JVM-SAYS, 1-877-586-7297.

Straight out to Penn State University graduate and noted criminal defense attorney and child advocate Brian Claypool. This is a withering 276-page condemnation of the men who ran Penn State at the time Jerry Sandusky used Penn State`s sports facilities so the kids would then be molested. What struck you about all of those 276 pages most? What was the bombshell for you?

BRIAN CLAYPOOL, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Jane, the bombshell for me was this litany of e-mails between Spanier, Schultz and Curley where they collectively put together a where they were going to intentionally conceal, cover-up and not tell anybody at all about Sandusky and his propensity for abusing kids.

And in my opinion that is criminal nature. And all three of those individuals need to be charged with conspiracy to commit child endangerment. They had an opportunity to stop this monster. They did nothing about it, because they were worried about money and the revenue that that football program was bringing in for the university.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, as you mentioned the scathing report says this wasn`t a one-time hush-hush. That these Penn State leaders allegedly communicated many times including through e-mails about what should be done about Sandusky. Listen to this.

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FREEH: The evidence clearly shows, in our view, an active agreement to conceal. And I think it would be up to a grand jury and a law enforcement officer to make decisions whether it meets the elements of criminal offenses.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right. I want to go out to Sara Ganim, who won a Pulitzer prize for her reporting on this. She`s from "The Patriot News" and an HLN contributor.

Sara, two of the officials, Tim curly and Gary Schultz, are set to stand trial for allegedly failing to report Sandusky`s crimes and lying to the grand jury about what they knew. But what about former Penn State president Graham Spanier? Even though he comes up frequently, he is not charged with anything. What is the back story there on these e-mails and Spanier`s involvement?

SARA GANIM, "HARRISBURG PATRIOT-NEWS": Well, Jane, the back story is that these e-mails were not found as part of the criminal investigation. They were actually dug up by this internal investigation. They were dug up by Louis Freeh`s team. They couldn`t get through and get these e-mails out by themselves. Now, there is still an ongoing grand jury investigation at the state level. There`s also a federal investigation, a federal criminal investigation along with a Clery Act investigation, a NCAA (pH) investigation. There`s a whole bunch of investigations still ongoing.

So I think that this report even though it doesn`t have direct criminal implications could lead assist in other criminal investigations. Louis Freeh said that he had been discussing their findings with other investigative agencies. And he said he turned over those e-mails immediately as soon as he found them. He said that he found them to be the most important pieces of evidence in the case and immediately gave them to investigators with the grand -- with the attorney general`s office. That`s where the grand jury was convened.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: You know, Sara, we`ve got some of these. And I want to read a couple of them.

One of Sandusky`s victims testified that when he was a child, Sandusky bear-hugged him and made him feel violated when they showered together.

Now, a slew of e-mails allegedly show the Penn State leaders were aware of this 1998 incident. In just one e-mail three months later then- athletic director Tim Curley allegedly writes, "Anything new in this department? Coach is anxious to know where it stands." Coach, OK, Joe Paterno.

Then vice president Gary Schultz allegedly replies, "The public welfare and police met with Jerry on Monday and concluded there was no criminal behaviors, and the matter was closed as an investigation. I think this matter has been appropriately investigated. And I hope it is now behind us."

Tawny Acker, attorney, that was 14 years ago. Are these e-mails the smoking gun that will likely be used in the trial against two of these men, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz?

TAWNY ACKER, ATTORNEY: Well, they certainly, Jane, will be very persuasive evidence. Because again, we have to remember we`re not just talking about the common-sense moral obligation that people have when they have information that children are being harmed or violated.
There is a federal law, the Clery Act, that says that if you`re a university and you are getting federal money and federal dollars, which Penn State is, those university officials have an affirmative obligation to disclose crimes taking place on that campus.

So the notion that you can have these sort of slipshod internal proceedings where people are like "I don`t think anything`s really going on" or, you know, they can brush things under the carpet, that is not OK. If you get federal money, you have an obligation to disclose those crimes. And that did not happen here.

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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Now, you can see that this was the rioting that occurred after Joe Paterno was fired in the wake of the scandal. And he later tragically died. Only recently -- you know, when all this first broke, Joe Paterno spoke out and said that he did everything he could. Listen to this from "The Washington Post" and then we`ll analyze.

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JOE PATERNO, FORMER PENN STATE FOOTBALL COACH: I called my superiors and I said, "Hey, we got a problem, I think. Would you guys look into it?" Cause I didn`t know, you know. I had never had to deal with something like that. And I didn`t feel adequate.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes. But this report says the opposite, that this wasn`t "I did everything I could or went to the right authorities." It`s basically saying these guys did not do that. As a psychotherapist, Robi Ludwig, what would be the motive behind not taking action?

ROBI LUDWIG, PSYCHOTHERAPIST: It was a determination based on who`s important and what`s important.

And also, there was an intellectualization going on. Whatever incident was going on privately, it had nothing to do with football. Football was his job. He had to ensure that they had a successful, that Penn State had a successful football team. And that`s what Joe did.

But clearly, you have to care about other people and what`s going on. It`s not OK to close your eyes and say, "I don`t know what to do." That`s not OK anymore.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, the irony of all this is that I think it was either the reporter or observers that said it`s all about avoiding bad publicity.

Brian Claypool, the whole irony of this is that it was all about making Penn State look good. And they were afraid if they revealed this, allegedly, that it would make Penn State look bad. And how bad does Penn State look tonight?

CLAYPOOL: Right. And Jane, I`m a graduate of Penn State. And Joe Paterno spoke at my national honor society event many years ago. And I`ll tell you, I`m ashamed of how this university the last 10, 15 years handled this.

Joe Paterno had an obligation to report this, make no mistake about it. And there is now an inconsistency. If you go through this entire file, it`s possible that he committed perjury, as well.

Because Curley`s e-mail in 1998 mentions a discussion with Paterno about the victim in 1998. Joe Paterno at the grand jury hearing said, "I didn`t know anything about it."

Now, the big problem here is that we need to prosecute the leaders of institutions for this criminally if we are going to make any monumental change in this country. This is bigger than Penn State now. We`ve got the Mira Monte (ph) scandal I`m involved in. You`ve got the Catholic schools in Philadelphia. We need change. And this is a stepping board to do it. But I will tell you...

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Brian, are you saying that you feel the former president of Penn State, Graham Spanier, who has not been charged with anything in this case, should be charged or not?

CLAYPOOL: You bet. And I`ll tell you why. He sent an e-mail and he signed off. He signed off, Jane, if you can believe this, on allowing Tim Curley to go have lunch with Jerry Sandusky and talk to Jerry and say, "Hey, Jerry, are you going to be OK? You`re not going to do this anymore? And if you tell me you`re not, then we`re not going to report you."

That`s like going to a pathological drunk driver or an alcoholic and saying, "Hey, I`m not going to charge you with drunk driving but just assure me you`re not going to go drinking anymore. Are you kidding me? That`s taking the law into your own hands, and it`s throwing kids under the bus.

He needs to be prosecuted criminally, because he had an opportunity to stop this monster. And he didn`t do it. And he needs to pay the price and the consequences.
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FREEH: They were afraid to take on the football program. They said the university would circle around it. It was like going against the president of the United States. If that`s the culture on the bottom, God help the culture at the top.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: But I have to tell you that a lot of the principals involved, the Paterno family as well as statements from some of the officials we`ve been talking about, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, we`re going to show you some. Essentially they say this is not fair, it`s an incomplete report.

And as we look at some of their statements saying that these are lopsided investigations and the truth will come out at some later time two of these men, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley are going to face trial.

We go to the phone lines. Jim, Pennsylvania, your questions or thought, Jim.

CALLER: Hi, Jane. Thank you for taking my call.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Sure.

CALLER: I have three questions. My first question is who`s paying for Tim Curley and Schultz`s attorney fees?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: OK. Next question. We don`t know that.

CALLER: Next question, why are they still on administrative leave and receiving benefits? And could it be possible that Curley, Schultz, Spanier and Sandusky were involved in this heinous crime together?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes, well, let`s not -- let`s not accuse them of anything that -- you know, this is a horrible, horrible, horrible situation for all these families. And I have to stress that these men, these officials are not accused of any kind of untoward activity towards children. No, no, no, no, no.

They are simply being accused of being officials who did not act and did not call 911 when they were supposed to, according to this huge information. Sara Ganim, what do we know about the men who are going to go to trial? What are they going to go to trial for?

GANIM: Well, Jane, to start with, we do know who is paying their insurance fees.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: OK. Good.

GANIM: And they`re still on administrative leave according to the board because they`re waiting for the final outcome of that criminal investigation.

Now, they`re charged with perjury of lying to the grand jury that was investigating Jerry Sandusky for about three years.

They`re also charged with failing to report the incident in 2001 that we`ve talked about so much that includes -- involves Mike McQueary and what he witnessed and reported to Joe Paterno, who reported to Tim Curley and Gary Schultz.

So when they`re facing trial is a lot less -- It`s a lot more, I should say -- there was actually a status conference this week, but it was closed to the public. So we don`t know exactly what they talked about. And no real trial date has been set.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: OK.

GANIM: A loose schedule has been set. We anticipate maybe possibly by the end of this year.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right. Now one of Paterno`s sons went on "The Today Show" this morning to defend his father`s name. Listen to this from Jay Paterno.

JAY PATERNO, SON: All Joe Paterno wanted to know and everybody at Penn State and certainly my family has wanted is for an investigation to look into the things that have happened and find the truth and go from there. Joe has always stood for integrity and those kind of things.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: This has got to be hellish, Robi Ludwig, for these families. I mean, Joe Paterno, a legend and now this in death.

LUDWIG: Great shame and humiliation and clearly Joe can`t defend himself right now because he`s dead.

But there was a problem. And there was a cover-up. To what extent they colluded with this sick man we will find out, right, as this trial takes place.

But listen, when you sweep something under the rug, it doesn`t make it go away. And I think Penn State needs to really realize that. And I don`t know if they should have a football team anymore. I think that should be perhaps taken off their list for a period of time and send a message to all the other schools out there that are doing something similar they`re putting their college in danger.

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« Reply #2357 on: July 13, 2012, 04:24:30 PM »

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Joe Paterno and His Legacy – I Was Wrong
by RYAN ISLEY on JULY 13, 2012

The hardest thing to do is admit when you are wrong. I am no exception to the rule. But today as I sit here in front of my computer, I feel compelled to tell you – my readers – that I was wrong. So very wrong.

“Joe Paterno is more than the Jerry Sandusky scandal.”

Those words were written right in the middle of the column I wrote and posted on January 22nd of this year about Joe Paterno’s legacy in the light of his death. I was of the belief at that time that the things Paterno had done for the football program at Penn State University were far above any role he may have played in covering up the despicable acts of Sandusky.

How wrong I was. And I apologize.
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Phil Martelli, Ed Rendell Believe Joe Paterno Statue Should Be Removed
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« Reply #2359 on: July 13, 2012, 06:18:42 PM »


http://twitter.com/lc_nichols

1m Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
@cvmikesisak how about, "RTs are not (necessarily) endorsement" ... ?
 
5m Ralph Vuono ‏@RalphVuono
@LC_Nichols it's amazing that not even one BOT member will resign despite their poor governance of the University.
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25m Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Today's meeting lasted nearly four hours. Some say progress, I say... well, my place is not to editorialize. ‪#BoT‬
 from Dunmore, PA
 
25m Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
On the ‪#Freeh‬ report, the Penn State Board of Trustees said they will look at 119 recommendations, no concrete action outlined yet.
 from Dunmore, PA
 
27m Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Not a lot of answers from Penn State Board of Trustees in two days. Heard 'accountability' often, but no major changes.
 from Dunmore, PA
 
1h Penn State Live ‏@pennstatelive
Trustees approve 2.4 percent average tuition increase http://goo.gl/Y1g16  ‪#PennState‬
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2h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Trustee Ken Frazier just said he believes included in Penn State's core values are integrity, humaneness and openness. ‪#BoT‬

2h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
‪#BoT‬ was updated on lawsuits against Penn State. Re: McQueary's writ of summons: "We do not believe it has any merit."

2h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
The Penn State ‪#BoT‬ approves Stephen Dunham as Vice President and General Counsel.

2h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
If the ‪#BoT‬ passes Erickson's proposed tuition, there will be a 2.9 percent tuition increase for students -- the lowest since 1967.

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Terry Pegula, who donated $88 million to Penn State to initiate ice hockey into NCAA Division I play, went to Worthington Scranton.

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
ICYMI: Legal analysts talk what's next for Penn State, Freeh report and the Curley/Schultz case: http://bit.ly/Nm9O1T

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Penn State Board of Trustees: After Freeh Report, the Board is 'Committed to Addressing Failings': http://bit.ly/M7snGR

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Erickson: "My regret is that we don't have more funds for need-based student aid." Says so many deserving students who have not. ‪#BoT‬

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
(2/2) Erickson said while the mission has evolved over the years, he still believes in affordable higher education.

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Lubrano to Erickson: Is Penn State's mission still to provide an affordable education to Pa. residents - and if not, what is it? (1/2)

3h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
@IamSauerkraut Erickson didn't offer comment on Curley, Spanier yesterday but Peetz said no ‪#BoT‬ members plan to step down 'at this time.'

4h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
To note: The Penn State ‪#BoT‬ post-meeting press conference is standard operating procedure, routine. Not called because of ‪#Freeh‬.

4h Eli Glazier ‏@eliglazier
For some, no punishment for ‪#PennState‬ is going to be good enough, no matter how severe. Just realize that, and stop arguing with them.
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4h Mike Dawson ‏@MikeDawsonCDT
Erickson: ‪#PennState‬ grateful for outstanding students, faculty, staff, alums, paretns and friends. ‪#PSUBOT‬
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4h Andrew Robinson ‏@ADRobinson32
@LC_Nichols coward. He needs to own up for his part in all this
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4h Gary Buckley ‏@gbuck1968
@LC_Nichols hate to say it but he might need to looked into as well and his roll when he was the AG 4 PA.
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4h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
"It does not undo the pain that the victims of Jerry ‪#Sandusky‬ have experienced and continue to experience," Erickson said of ‪#PSU‬ efforts.
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4h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Penn State president Rodney Erickson said there will be a national conference this fall on-campus to educate on child sexual abuse. ‪#BoT‬

4h Penn State ‏@penn_state
RT @pennstatelive: Board of Trustees meets; President Erickson's remarks http://goo.gl/tSfPd
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4h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
No 'here' heard when Gov. Corbett's name is called during roll-call to start the Penn State ‪#BoT‬ meeting.

4h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
@JoeHoldenWBRE After accountability, Peetz only mentions taking steps to make sure a 'collapse in leadership never happens again.'
 
4h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
@MeganHealey Not yet -- they're saving questions for the post-meeting presser. I'll see it's asked. ‪#BoT‬
 
4h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
There will be a Penn State ‪#BoT‬ press conference after the regular meeting to address ‪#Freeh‬ report questions and the Board's actions.

4h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Peetz essentially reiterates what she said at Thursday's presser. ‪#BoT‬ takes 'full accountability' for oversight of corrupt power.

4h Laura Nichols ‏@LC_Nichols
Chairwoman Peetz opens the Board of Trustees meeting with acknowledgement of the ‪#Freeh‬ report. "We are grateful for the recommendations."
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