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« Reply #2380 on: July 14, 2012, 01:37:45 PM »

Wow.  What a bunch of low life people.  The board, the family, all of them.


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/sports/ncaafootball/joe-paterno-got-richer-contract-amid-jerry-sandusky-inquiry.html?_r=1&smid=tw-share

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The board did draw the line at the family’s request to use the university’s corporate jet, arguing that the contract limited that use to the coach himself. And it refused the family’s demand to retain use of the stadium box next to the university president’s, the one reserved for the head coach, offering the family the choice of two other suites on a different floor.

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« Reply #2381 on: July 14, 2012, 05:42:14 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/artist-paints-over-penn-state-coach-paternos-halo-on-pa-mural-after-child-sex-abuse-report/2012/07/14/gJQAUxgjkW_story.html
Artist paints over Penn State coach Paterno’s halo on Pa. mural after child sex-abuse report
July 14, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An artist has removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school’s child sex-abuse scandal.

Michael Pilato had put a halo over Paterno’s image after the beloved coach’s death in January, but said he felt he had to remove it Saturday after a report that Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier and others buried allegations of child sex-abuse against ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky.
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Pilato added a large blue ribbon, instead, on Paterno’s lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims, a cause the artist said Paterno had endorsed.
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« Reply #2382 on: July 14, 2012, 05:46:01 PM »

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/wires/07/14/2060.ap.fbc.penn.state.abuse.unhappy.valley.2nd.ld.writethru.1250/index.html
Penn Staters tire of unhappy scandal in the valley
July 14, 2012

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On Saturday, artist Michael Pilato removed a halo he had added to Paterno's image on a large mural in State College after the coach died in January. He said he usually puts a halo over one of his subjects when they die, but felt after release of the report that it should be removed in Paterno's case.
"It's one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life, but I'm glad I did it,'' he told The Associated Press.
Instead, Pilato added a large blue ribbon on Paterno's lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims - an idea he said Paterno endorsed before his death. Pilato earlier removed Sandusky from the mural. He said he hasn't made a decision on the image of Spanier but will make some kind of change.
"People are doing it for me pretty much - there's eggs being thrown at him, and different things like that,'' he said. "I was thinking about putting a blindfold on him or something.''
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« Reply #2383 on: July 14, 2012, 05:52:27 PM »

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/07/14/3260973/report-clouds-paterno-way-effort.html#storylink=omni_popular#wgt=pop
Freeh report clouds Paterno Way street naming effort
July 14, 2012

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« Reply #2384 on: July 14, 2012, 06:10:16 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/07/analysis_freeh_report_sheds_ne.html
Analysis: Freeh report sheds new light on Jerry Sandusky scandal, but needs context
By Sara Ganim, The Patriot-News
July 14, 2012

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« Reply #2385 on: July 14, 2012, 06:54:48 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/07/joe_paternos_statue_at_penn_st.html
Joe Paterno's statue at Penn State: Should it stay or go?
Published: Friday, July 13, 2012, 8:11 AM     Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 3:05 PM

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Some are calling for the Paterno statue to come down, saying it will always be a reminder of the biggest, saddest scandal in college sports. Others say Paterno's legacy is much more than the Sandusky situation.
Should it stay or go?
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The opinion poll as I post:

Keep it  34.26%  (1,957 votes)
 
Remove it  60.69%  (3,467 votes)
 
I don't care  5.06%  (289 votes)
Total Votes: 5,713

 



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Leave it up, but commission another statue next to it -- one of a crying 11-year-old boy, desperately trying to get Joe's attention.
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« Reply #2386 on: July 14, 2012, 07:42:22 PM »

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/8166643/joe-paterno-statue-remain-penn-state-sources-say
Sources: Joe Paterno's statue stays
By Don Van Natta Jr. | ESPN.com
July 14, 2012


The embattled members of Penn State's Board of Trustees quietly have decided to leave Joe Paterno's statue standing -- at least for now and, some hope, forever, according to sources with firsthand knowledge of the trustees' private discussions this week.

The trustees' reluctance to remove the statue is motivated, in part, by a desire not to offend alumni and students who adore the late coach despite the damning findings of his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse cover-up detailed in the Freeh report, the sources said. Some trustees also said in interviews they want to resist being pressured by the media into a sudden decision about such an emotionally charged issue.
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Although some trustees said in discussions Thursday and Friday in board meetings in Scranton, Pa., they believed the statue eventually would have to be torn down, most quickly reached a consensus it should remain standing in the coming weeks and months, trustees and a person briefed on their discussions said. Some trustees went even further, insisting Paterno's statue outside Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., never should be removed.

"It has to stay up," said another trustee. "We have to let a number of months pass, and we'll address it again. But there is no way, no way. It's just not coming down."
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« Reply #2387 on: July 14, 2012, 08:23:37 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/07/joe_paterno_fought_for_salary.html#incart_mce
Joe Paterno fought for salary boost just before Sandusky scandal came to light: New York Times
Published: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 8:49 AM     Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 9:13 AM

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Paterno died of lung cancer in January 2012. In April 2012, his estate settled with the university for that final agreement and more, although the family lawyer said it wasn't a settlement but simply was was owed in the coach's contract.
The terms were:
A $3 million “career bonus.”
The use of a Beaver Stadium suite by Paterno’s family for 25 years.
A $900,000 share of television and radio revenue from the 2011 season.
About $500,000 in other bonuses and salary payments due from last season.
Paterno’s wife Sue will receive a monthly payment of $1,000 for the rest of her life, on-campus parking privileges and access to the Lasch football building to use specialized hydrotherapy equipment.
Forgiveness of two loans totaling $350,000
That was in addition to Paterno's pension, worth $13.4 million.
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« Reply #2388 on: July 14, 2012, 08:50:42 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/artist-paints-over-penn-state-coach-paternos-halo-on-pa-mural-after-child-sex-abuse-report/2012/07/14/gJQAUxgjkW_story.html
Artist paints over Penn State coach Paterno’s halo on Pa. mural after child sex-abuse report
July 14, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An artist has removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school’s child sex-abuse scandal.

Michael Pilato had put a halo over Paterno’s image after the beloved coach’s death in January, but said he felt he had to remove it Saturday after a report that Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier and others buried allegations of child sex-abuse against ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky.
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Pilato added a large blue ribbon, instead, on Paterno’s lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims, a cause the artist said Paterno had endorsed.
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Wow!    Just another slap in the face for these victims.  Endorsing support for child abuse victims?? Was that to ease his conscience??  IMO, he should be removed all together, just as Sandusky was removed.
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http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/07/joe_paternos_statue_at_penn_st.html
Joe Paterno's statue at Penn State: Should it stay or go?
Published: Friday, July 13, 2012, 8:11 AM     Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 3:05 PM

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Some are calling for the Paterno statue to come down, saying it will always be a reminder of the biggest, saddest scandal in college sports. Others say Paterno's legacy is much more than the Sandusky situation.
Should it stay or go?
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The opinion poll as I post:

Keep it  34.26%  (1,957 votes)
 
Remove it  60.69%  (3,467 votes)
 
I don't care  5.06%  (289 votes)
Total Votes: 5,713

 



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« Reply #2390 on: July 15, 2012, 04:33:04 AM »

http://www.indystar.com/usatoday/article/56228106?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Sports|p&usatref=sportsmod

Artist paints over halo on Joe Paterno mural

1:38 AM, Jul. 15, 2012

Artist Michael Pilato initially unveiled the mural "Inspiration" 12 years ago in downton State College, Pa. Lately, he's had to make a few changes.
Pilato made another one Saturday, removing the halo over former football coach Joe Paterno amid Penn State's child sex abuse scandal. The artist had added the halo after Paterno's death in January.

On Thursday, the Freeh report implicated Paterno as "an integral part of the act to conceal" former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuses. Two days later, Pilato told NBC News that he "had no choice" but to paint over the halo.

Pilato added a large blue ribbon, instead, on Paterno's lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims, a cause the artist said Paterno had endorsed.

Sandusky was convicted last month of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Former FBI director Louis Freeh's 267-page report blasted a culture at Penn State where Paterno, President Graham Spanier, Athletics Director Tim Curley and Vice President Gary Schultz failed to properly address numerous allegations against Sandusky "to avoid the consequences of bad publicity."

"Sue Paterno had been quoted as saying Joe was not a saint. That made this difficult decision easier for me to execute," Pilato told NBC News.

While Pilato made the choice himself to alter the image of Paterno in his mural, the university has said there is no need for a timeline on any decisions to remove the late coach's name or image from the campus.

Pilato earlier removed Sandusky from the mural, which is 100 feet wide, 24 feet tall and depicts notable public figures from Penn State and the surrounding community, and replaced him with a large blue ribbon similar to one added to Paterno's suit.

Pilato told Reuters in a telephone interview Saturday that he still "think(s) Joe Paterno is an amazing human being. I think he made a major bad decision in his life,"
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Reaction to the Freeh report was swift. Within hours of the report's release, Nike announced it was removing Paterno's name from the child development center on its Beaverton, Ore., campus.

"Really, it's been something I've been thinking about since I did it," Pilato told Reuters of the halo. "As a public artist, you've got to listen to the public and I started to hear the public, and I wish I hadn't put (the halo) up there to tell you the truth."

Spanier has not been charged as part of the scandal, but he was forced to step down as President. H remains at the school, though, as a professor of sociology and is depicted in Pilato's mural.

Pilato said he hasn't made a decision on Spanier's image, but the decision may have already been made for him.

"In the last two days, people have been throwing eggs on the Spanier section of the mural," he told NBC. "Maybe they are doing my work for me."
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« Reply #2391 on: July 15, 2012, 12:34:51 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/07/two_faces_of_penn_state_presid.html
Graham Spanier said agent in Curtis Enis incident 'fooled around' with Penn State's integrity
By DONALD GILLILAND, The Patriot-News
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« Reply #2392 on: July 15, 2012, 12:37:15 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/07/joe_paternos_complicated_legac.html
Joe Paterno's complicated legacy needs to be rewritten after Freeh report
July 15, 2012

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« Reply #2393 on: July 15, 2012, 12:39:14 PM »

http://us.cnn.com/2012/07/15/us/triponey-paterno-penn-state/index.html

The woman who stood up to Joe Paterno
By Ann O'Neill, CNN
updated 11:45 AM EDT, Sun July 15, 2012
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« Reply #2394 on: July 15, 2012, 12:39:33 PM »

http://blog.pennlive.com/davidjones/2012/07/penn_state_football_is_a_53_mi.html
Penn State football is a $53 million gravy boat we all slosh in
By DAVID JONES, The Patriot-News
Published: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 1:05 AM     Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 1:07 AM

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« Reply #2395 on: July 15, 2012, 12:45:35 PM »

http://citizensvoice.com/news/psu-trustees-weren-t-kept-in-loop-1.1343643
PSU trustees weren't kept in loop
By Michael R. Sisak, Staff Writer
July 15, 2012

Days before Joe Paterno's record-setting 409th win last October, as an unusually early snowstorm swept toward Penn State, senior officials there learned the bombshell news that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky would soon be arrested for a string of heinous sex assaults on children.

The university's general counsel at the time, Cynthia Baldwin, briefed the officials - president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and board of trustees chairman Steve Garban - on the expected charges and the simultaneous allegations of a decade-long cover-up involving Curley and another top official, an internal investigation found.

Spanier downplayed the seriousness of the cover-up allegations, according to a report on the investigation released Thursday, and sent Garban a draft of a statement expressing the university's "unconditional support" for Curley and the other accused official, senior vice president Gary Schultz.

Garban, who as a senior vice president at the university had worked directly under Spanier, alerted just two of the 31 other members of the board of trustees over the next three days. The rest learned of the arrests after they happened, on Nov. 4 and 5, the report said.

Garban's delay in informing the full board of the impending arrests of Sandusky, Curley and Schultz - coupled with his decision last April not to alert the board of the underlying grand jury investigation for nearly a month - hampered the board's ability to prepare for the charges and smacked of the culture of deference and secrecy at the university that allowed Sandusky's abuse to go unchecked for years.
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« Reply #2396 on: July 15, 2012, 05:57:20 PM »

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf--graham-spanier-penn-state-freeh-report-joe-paterno-curtis-enis-jeff-nalley.html
Graham Spanier, disgraced ex-Penn State president, epitomized NCAA hypocrisy
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http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1207/12/ddhln.01.html
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Report Condemns Penn State; Miramonte Abuse Scandal

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DR. DREW PINSKY, HOST: Here we go.

The Freeh report is out and the findings are shocking. Did Penn State officials care more about the school`s image than about kids Jerry Sandusky molested? And why didn`t they do more?

I`m diving into the report and talking to current and former students about this alleged culture of silence.

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PINSKY: Tonight, Penn State`s leaders failed to protect children and empowered Jerry Sandusky to attract even more victims. That according to an internal review released earlier today.

Have a look at this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

LOUIS FREEH, FORMER FBI DIRECTOR: 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 evidence shows that Mr. Paterno was made aware of the 1998 investigation of Sandusky, followed it closely but failed to take any action.

The most powerful leaders at Penn State University, Mr. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley, repeatedly concealed facts relating to Sandusky`s child abuse from the authorities, the board of trustees, the Penn State community and the public at large.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

PINSKY: Very powerful Penn State officials failed to protect children who had been sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky. They appeared to be putting the interest of the school above those of the kids.

Freeh believes Paterno could have done more to help children who were ultimately harmed.
Now, could the famed football coach have taken action that might have prevented at least some of this abuse?

Joining me, former Penn State football player Lee Rubin and author of "Win: Simple Insights to Help You Win the Game of Life", and Penn State alumnus and attorney, Brian Claypool.

Brian, what is your reaction to the report?

BRIAN CLAYPOOL, ATTORNEY: Well, the report is horrifying. It not only shows that the top officials at Penn State knew about Sandusky committing this child abuse but they intentionally concealed this information from law enforcement, from the Department of Child Welfare and also from the board of trustees and the entire community.

In my opinion, they were facilitating and empowering Sandusky to continue to prey upon kids at Penn State.

PINSKY: Do you think they didn`t understand they had an obligation to report it or they intentionally obfuscated that responsibility?

CLAYPOOL: No, they knew. They knew. They are mandated reporters in the state of Pennsylvania.

PINSKY: I know that. But they`re behaving as though they don`t understand. Paterno behaves like somebody who is in denial, (INAUDIBLE) Sandusky. And the guys behave like people that didn`t understand their reporting obligation.

CLAYPOOL: It`s about this, Dr. Drew. It`s about this right here. It`s about the money. It`s money. And money -- money distorts reality. It`s a big machine at Penn State.

I went to Penn State. The football team generates revenue for that community.

PINSKY: Lee, do you agree with what Brian is saying here?

LEE RUBIN, FORMER PENN STATE FOOTBALL PLAYER: You know, there`s -- let me first say that our thoughts and prayers continue to go out with the victims in this case because with every event, every time this case comes up, they have to relieve this experience -- and I do want to make that statement to start.

You know, a report has come out and there has been a lot of information that has come out and I have stated this earlier. I really want to take the time to read it, digest it and understand the entire report. And I think we ought to give those indicted in the report an opportunity to respond. I just think it`s a fair thing to do that.

PINSKY: All right. Let`s look at some of the internal e-mails that have been released in the report.

Here is something between former Vice President Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley. It`s about the 1998 investigation into Sandusky`s abuse of a boy. This is the famous locker room incident or the shower incident, I guess.

Curley wrote, quote, "Anything new in this department? Coach is anxious to know where it stands." Paterno seems to be having some interest in this. Investigators say, of course, that the coach refers Paterno there.

He told a grand jury, Paterno did, that he didn`t know anything about the incident, though, and here, there`s evidence that he didn`t know anything until 2001. But here is evidence that he knew about it and was concerned about it.

CLAYPOOL: Right. There clearly is now an inconsistency that`s been developed through these e-mails. It looks like Joe Paterno may have committed perjury before the grand jury because there`s now evidence that he was aware of the 1998 incident.

PINSKY: Lee, I want to back up this is just sad that we have to have these conversation. It`s sad for people -- it`s sad for alumni. It`s sad for the people that may have been in denial. It`s sad for people that may not have understood their reporting obligation.

RUBIN: Sure.

PINSKY: It`s not sad but reprehensible people did know what their reporting obligation was and ignored it, that`s unbelievable. But, you know, it is just something that -- let`s agree on this, Lee, that the school had the testimony merit to step up and open themselves to investigation from the former FBI director. I mean, they were really willing to go to the mat now.

Unfortunately --

RUBIN: I agree.

PINSKY: -- it might be too little, too late though, Lee.
RUBIN: Sure. No, I think it`s important that we are getting to the truth and that`s really all that I stated before. It would be unwise of me or anyone else to defend individuals who are guilty. That`s just unwise.

And I`m not here to necessarily defend any one of their actions because if you`re guilty, as with Jerry Sandusky, you should pay the price for your guilt and for your wrongdoing.

The tough part, as a former player, is -- especially as it relates to coach pattern know, everything that I`m reading is completely inconsistent with what I knew about him and his actions on a daily, consistent basis. That`s the tension, that`s the difficulty for us, not that I`m defending it, but it`s just hard to understand -- to read one thing but to have experienced something else.

PINSKY: I get it. Let me take a quick call from some of our viewers here.

Linda in Mississippi, you wanted to ring in here? Linda?

LINDA, CALLER FROM MISSISSIPPI: Yes. Yes, I do.

I want to know, what is the obligation of a fiance to inform his future wife that there is sexual abuse going on in his family, that there is a molester lurking in his family that may affect their future children?

PINSKY: So, Brian, what is that obligation? Do you know that offhand? I`m not sure is there a reporting obligation of an individual in a family to other people? This happened to you, Linda?

LINDA: Yes.

PINSKY: This is happening right now? You`re thinking about marrying someone?

LINDA: No, it did happen and it had tragic consequences for one of my children.

PINSKY: Oh, my God. I am so sorry. That, to me, is more about pathology than reporting obligation. When families keep secrets for -- and keep somebody`s secret safe so as not to hurt them, they will hurt other people.

LINDA: Exactly.

PINSKY: Are there actual obligation?

CLAYPOOL: Right. It`s more of a moral obligation in this context. I think overall, though, everybody has a duty -- if you suspect there is child abuse going on, you have an obligation to communicate that people that may be affected by it.

PINSKY: Linda, I`m so glad you called in with this but I`m so sorry it happened to you. My hope is by you bringing this up, this becomes sort of a warning shot to other people out there to be willing to talk about this problem.

Nothing else comes out of this case, perhaps they will have done a service to people out there who are keeping this quiet in their own families, or people who suffered as children or adults who haven`t spoken up about this. They should feel empowered to do so.

I think that -- if we take nothing else away from this, that would be a good thing.

Got to take a break. Next up, the Paterno family responds to more of these allegations and we`ll have more of your calls as well.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

KENNETH C. FRAZIER, CHAIR, SPECIAL INVESTIGATION TASK FORCE: We, the Penn State board of trustees, failed in our obligation to provide proper oversight of the university`s operations. To be absolutely clear again, we are accountable for what`s happened here.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

PINSKY: Another question though is could Joe Paterno have done more to prevent Jerry Sandusky from sexually abusing more kids?

Earlier today, his son, Jay Paterno, appeared on ESPN, defending his father`s reputation. Watch this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

JAY PATERNO, SON OF JOE PATERNO: In 2001, when this was brought to Joe`s attention, Jerry Sandusky had never been charged with a crime. In no way, shape or form did anybody believe that he was a child predator.

So, again, it`s easy to say that there was callous -- that it was callous indifference, but anybody that knows Joe Paterno and knows what he has done with his life knows that there is no way, shape or form Joe Paterno would have put anybody in harm`s way for another win or for his legacy or bad publicity.

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PINSKY: Or maybe for money. It`s what Brian Claypool was alleging.

The Freeh report accuses four of Penn State`s most powerful in the institution of protecting each other instead of the kids. They are the late Joe Paterno, Penn State`s head football coach for 45 years; former president Graham Spanier, forced out of office in November but still a tenured faculty member, not charged; former Penn State senior vice president, Gary Schultz, the man who oversaw university police, he is charged with failing to report abuse, and perjury in addition; and finally, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley on suspension right now, charged with failing to report abuse and perjury.

Curley and Schultz have pleaded not guilty.

Joining me, former O.J. Simpson prosecutor and author of "Guilt By Degrees", Marcia Clark, and via Skype, Penn State student Catherine Janisko.

First, I want to start with Marcia.

You had a very strong emotional reaction to this report?

MARCIA CLARK, PROSECUTOR: I was so delighted to see it come out. I was really very hopeful when I heard that Louis Freeh was conducting the investigation, that he would not shy away from telling the truth about who was responsible, who knew what, when and should have acted.

And he didn`t. He didn`t. He went right for it. He said there is no question -- in fact, he even further than he needed to and said they violated the Clery Act, which is an act that requires them to report and collect data and information on any allegations of child abuse. He said they violated that act, which is going to be something very helpful to get an indictment on those who have not yet been charged.

PINSKY: Let`s explain that act, the same thing that obliges, say clinicians to report child abuse or it`s something different?


CLARK: It`s similar. It`s similar, same idea.

PINSKY: So, institutions around the country, schools, high schools, grammar schools, universities, they all have that obligation to report even the hint, right?

CLARK: Right. Right.

PINSKY: Whom do they call?

CLARK: They should be calling police. They have to report to police. They have to report to their superiors at school.

PINSKY: And social services, right?

CLARK: And social service.

PINSKY: So, they have three reporting obligations. Why doesn`t every person in an institution like that know that? That`s my question.

CLARK: Well, I`m not saying --

PINSKY: I don`t think they know it. I don`t think they know it.

CLARK: I`m not sure. These guys --

PINSKY: Those guys maybe.

CLARK: That`s what I mean.

PINSKY: Those guys maybe, or they may have thought about it as they were going through this experience certainly.

I want to go out to you, Catherine. How are the student body, or you, yourself even, responding to this report?
CATHERINE JANISKO, PENN STATE STUDENT: It`s unbelievable. I mean, actually you to me, it is not shocking whatsoever. I was waiting for this moment to come. I said from the very beginning, it`s not a matter of if, it`s a matter of when, because regardless of who goes down, even if it is Joe Paterno, they are all going to go down, every single person involved.

And to know that these four gentlemen acted like little children running away from this moment, that they could have captured these children and saved this torment that they are going through for the rest of their lives, it`s really, really sad and very upsetting.

PINSKY: Now, Catherine, we are sort of having a conversation here in the room about whether or not this was sort of a premeditated attempt to hide because of money and other priorities? Is it denial? Is it a lack of understanding their obligation, or some combination of these things?

What do you guys think as students?

JANISKO: I don`t -- I have spoken to students and I don`t think it`s a lack of understanding their position and how they have to handle these situations, because you should be smarter than that. I mean, there`s no excuse for that.

Maybe it is a cover-up for money. I can`t add any speculation to that. I don`t know about that for sure.

But there`s -- the moral of the story is there`s absolutely no excuse for what these gentlemen did.

PINSKY: Let`s quickly take some calls.

Darlene in Pennsylvania -- Darlene, you wanted to ring in here, too?

DARLENE, CALLER FROM PENNSYLVANIA: Yes, I`m an alumni at Penn State and just devastated by everything that`s happened over the past month. And I just -- I guess for me to, like, understand any of this, I want something constructive to come out of all of this, you know? I didn`t get through all the Freeh report because I`m sitting here with my box of tissues.

PINSKY: Oh.

DARLENE: So you know, I think that the true heroes here are the kids who testified. I think they were constructed about they made a difference and hopefully, they have made easier for other kids who are in that situation to speak out and, you know, understand that people will believe them.

Penn Staters will believe those kids.

PINSKY: Darlene, I think again, our call verse been so right on today. That I think is to look at the potential for this to elevate the conversation.

Do you think it will, Marcia?

CLARK: Oh, yes. Oh, yes. I have never been more hopeful a new day is coming. This is a huge development, that this jury was following convict and boy, they did a great job with this conviction. We`ll talk about the appeal at some point. I`ll tell you how their verdict really made their verdict bulletproof.

PINSKY: So, it made it difficult for Sandusky to have an appeal?

CLARK: Good luck with that one. I don`t think he is going anywhere with that.

But it really, I think, is a new day in terms of holding the people in charge responsible and going after the people who are in these positions of power, not shielding them anymore or pretending that they didn`t know. It`s really a wonderful development and I think it`s going to have huge repercussions across le board for everyone in a position of power who should be acting to take care of these children.

PINSKY: Let`s try another call real quick.

Kathy, also Pennsylvania -- Kathy.

KATHY, CALLER FROM PENNSYLVANIA: Hi, Dr. Drew.


PINSKY: Kathy?

KATHY: What do you think about the thought that maybe some of these universities, specifically Penn State, actually had a protocol to sweep it under the carpet?

PINSKY: Marcia, it`s a good question. I can`t -- if they do, it`s got to be in the Freeh report.

CLARK: Yes, I don`t know that they had a specific formal protocol. What I think they had was a culture of understanding that they are going to protect their own and -- CYA, basically -- because the football program is extremely lucrative. That`s lot of money that comes in. We are talking millions and millions and millions of dollars come into the school as a result of it.

So, nobody wants to jeopardize their program that brings the money in, that funds their own -- that feathers their own nest. So I think it is kind of an understanding that they are going to keep things as quiet as they possibly can and that`s what they did.

PINSKY: OK. We`re going to take a quick break here. There`s a lot of discussion online about whether the statue of Joe Paterno should come down. That`s pretty intense.

More of your calls, after the break.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

PINSKY: Welcome back.

Many people are react together Penn State report. Here now is a Twitter.

This is from @TedStryker. Stryker says, "Penn State protected a child molester, a coach and an institution, and worried about bad publicity, they cared zero percent about the victims. Sickening."

Catherine Janisko, the statue of Joe Paterno -- are people actually calling for that statue to come down?

JANISKO: I`ve heard that. But there are a lot of people who want it to stay up. There are students who think that it would be a tragedy to tear it down because he was such a legend at Penn State.

And, you know, I feel for his family. I have empathy. Death is never an easy thing.

But that gives no justice to the things that Joe Paterno did. I don`t know what they are going to do with the statue. I know people say that -- some people say it is staying up would just make everything worse, because it`s just a false icon now.

PINSKY: What is the mood on campus generally now that this report is out? Do people just want to get through this and move on or are people feeling -- some other feeling out there?

JANISKO: I think people want to move on because in this case, this is clearly and strictly about the victims and people think that students don`t realize that, but they really do students want the best for these victims and the sad thing is that they are never going to be justified, ever, because they have to live with this forever -- for the rest of their lives.

PINSKY: Catherine, I got to tell you, that`s why I`m so pleased with this story. It`s awful. It`s horrible. The Freeh report is shocking to read.

But to elevate this conversation, Marcia, and talking about victims and talking about child abuse. Listen, I started talking about child abuse, sexual abuse of children in the early `90s. And for 15 years, people would say to me, oh, it`s always been there. We are just talking about it now.

No, it`s an epidemic in our country and it`s high time we really talked about it as that kind of a problem.

CLARK: I really agree. I have to say: it`s so wonderful to hear from someone like Catherine. And I have tell you when the trial was going on, people were tweeting to me and writing to me, Facebooking me about we don`t think this jury is ever going to convict him, they will protect their own, sweep it under the rug again.

PINSKY: But no.

CLARK: You know what? I stood up for them.

PINSKY: Yes.

CLARK: I said I don`t believe you. I think this jury is going to do the right thing and I was so happy to be vindicated. It just says so much good about the people of Pennsylvania, that they said, you know, we are not going to stand up for this, we are not those people. Very stand up, very cool.
Wonderful for you, Catherine. It just says everything good about where we are at today and the generation in college today. So proud of you.

PINSKY: Quick call before we go to break. C.E. in Kentucky -- C.E.

C.E., CALLER FROM KENTUCKY: I have been here long before this Penn State thing broke up, I have been hearing about universities spouting their crime statistics, making the campus look safer than it is. And that whole system needs stop.

But, you know, when this first came out, they were -- Penn State`s reaction was he couldn`t use the shower facilities anymore. To me, that was no different as saying don`t molest them here on our campus. Molest them at home.

PINSKY: Yes. C.E., you`re raising an issue that I`m concerned with, is that the college campus and places where we spend our kids and spend tens of thousands a year need to be on record. They`re going to be held to the same clinical and moral standard as the rest of us.

This is not some sort of ivory tower where they are not up to some -- they have their own standards. It`s a community standard where all are going to hold that standard.

Catherine, thank you. Marcia, thank you, of course.
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« Reply #2398 on: July 15, 2012, 06:57:41 PM »

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/15/opinion/martin-paterno-coward/index.html
Joe Paterno was a coward
By Roland S. Martin, CNN Contributor
updated 11:10 AM EDT, Sun July 15, 2012

(CNN) -- After years and years of over-the-top stories attesting to the character, honor, integrity and moral fiber of the late Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, we now know, after reading the 267-page Penn State internal report on child predator Jerry Sandusky, that Paterno was nothing more than a narcissistic, arrogant coward.
The report by former FBI director Louis Freeh details the shameful conduct of top officials at Penn State, including Paterno, who cared more about negative publicity than young boys being scarred for life.
"The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized," the report concluded.
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Football is nothing more than a game. But Sandusky raping young boys is a matter of life and death, of innocence lost.
In the aftermath of Sandusky's arrest, Paterno was treated as a victim, a man who was caught up in something he wasn't aware of. Now we know that was a lie.
Freeh produced the documents showing Paterno, his family and his legion of supporters lied in order to protect Paterno's name. All he cared about was breaking the all-time record set by Grambling State head coach Eddie Robinson.
Paterno, and the other Penn State lackeys, had to know that turning Sandusky in could prevent "JoePa" from breaking that record. So they all stayed silent, and all the while young boys suffered in their own silence.
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« Reply #2399 on: July 15, 2012, 07:02:02 PM »

http://live.psu.edu/story/60383
University issues statement regarding Paterno statue
July 15, 2012

Penn State has released the following statement regarding the Joe Paterno statue:
Contrary to various reports, neither the Board of Trustees nor University Administration has taken a vote or made a decision regarding the Joe Paterno statue at Beaver Stadium.
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